Resonant microwave transmission from a double layer of subwavelength metal square arrays: Evanescent handedness
Butler, Celia A.M.
Hobson, Peter A.
Hibbins, Alastair P.
Sambles, J. Roy
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
American Physical Society
A double layer of identical subwavelength metal patch arrays is experimentally shown to be electromagnetically chiral due to the evanescent coupling of the near fields between nonchiral layers—it exhibits “evanescent handedness.” Despite each layer being intrinsically isotropic in the plane with four mirror planes orthogonal to the plane of the structure, circular dichroism, leading to significant polarization rotation, is found in the resonant microwave transmission for any incident linear polarization.
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Vol. 86 (24), article 241109(R)