Structurally-perturbed chiral Bragg reflectors for elliptically polarized light

Optical Society of America
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Optics Letters, 2005, 30 (19), pp. 2629 - 2631
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The structure of an inorganic chiral medium represented as a stack of identical form-birefringent layers that twist steadily with increasing thickness is perturbed by realigning a fraction of each layer to a fixed direction. Experimental results show that the resulting chiral-birefringent composite medium exhibits Bragg resonance with elliptically polarized light, and simulations indicate that Bragg reflectors can be designed for any polarization including linear.
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