Volume and surface gratings combined

Martin W. McCall, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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We report on the propagation of plane electromagnetic waves through a complex dielectric medium consisting of two complementary grating structures: a sinusoidal interface between two isotropic dielectric mediums overlaying a structurally chiral anisotropic dielectric medium. Phenomenons characteristic of both types of structures - namely the Rayleigh-Wood anomalies and the circular Bragg phenomenon are shown to coexist, even at wavelengths where both occur together. Our results open the possibility of novel device geometries which exploit these effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-140
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventComplex Mediums III: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2002Jul 10 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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