On gyrotropic chiral sculptured thin films for magneto-optics
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: CATMAS – Computational & Theoretical Materials Sciences Group, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-6812, USA
Publication date: 2002-10-01