On gyrotropic chiral sculptured thin films for magneto-optics

Matthew D. Pickett, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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The planewave response of a chiral sculptured thin film with gyrotropic properties is examined, under the assumption of axial excitation. Although the reflectances and the transmittances are definitely affected by gyrotropy, the circular Bragg phenomenon is still exhibited. Most importantly, structural chirality and gyrotropy contribute cooperatively to transmission optical rotation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-371
Number of pages5
JournalOptik (Jena)
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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