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Observation of optical activity in dielectric biomimetic 8-srs networks

Turella, F., Cumming, B.P., Schröder-Turk, G.E. and Gu, M. (2015) Observation of optical activity in dielectric biomimetic 8-srs networks. Optics Letters, 40 (20). p. 4795.

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We demonstrate the first experimental realization of the 8-srs network by direct laser writing in a dielectric medium. The optical properties of this photonic crystal are both numerically simulated and experimentally measured. The numerical simulations indicate a strong optical activity (OA) for regions of the spectrum close to the unit cell size (3 μm) and a high sensitivity to angular resolution. Experimentally, we observe 40° of OA for a region of the spectrum between 3 and 3.5 μm, confirming both simulation predictions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: OSA Publishing
Copyright: © 2015 Optical Society of America
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