Axial excitation of tightly interlaced chiral sculptured thin films: "averaged" circular Bragg phenomenon
Abstract:Abstract: Interlaced chiral sculptured thin films (STFs) are proposed. The main spectral feature – the circular Bragg phenomenon – of the axial excitation response of a tightly interlaced chiral STF is shown to be an "average" of the same features individually displayed by the constituent chiral STFs.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Computational & Theoretical Materials Sciences Group (CATMAS), Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-6812, USA
Publication date: 2001-03-01