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Applied Physics B

, Volume 84, Issue 1–2, pp 97–101 | Cite as

Broken enantiomeric symmetry for electromagnetic waves interacting with planar chiral nanostructures

  • M. ReicheltEmail author
  • S.W. Koch
  • A.V. Krasavin
  • J.V. Moloney
  • A.S. Schwanecke
  • T. Stroucken
  • E.M. Wright
  • N.I. Zheludev
Article

Abstract

Simulations of Maxwell’s equations for electromagnetic waves interacting with planar chiral structures are shown to depend on the polarization state of the exciting light field. These results illustrate generic features of light interaction with planar chiral structures and imply broken enantiomeric symmetry for excitation with circularly polarized light.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Reichelt
    • 1
    Email author
  • S.W. Koch
    • 2
  • A.V. Krasavin
    • 3
  • J.V. Moloney
    • 1
  • A.S. Schwanecke
    • 3
  • T. Stroucken
    • 2
  • E.M. Wright
    • 4
  • N.I. Zheludev
    • 3
  1. 1.Arizona Center for Mathematical SciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Material Sciences CenterPhilipps-UniversityMarburgGermany
  3. 3.EPSRC NanoPhotonics Portfolio Centre, School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  4. 4.College of Optical SciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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