Meta-Chirality: Fundamentals, Construction and Applications
AbstractChiral metamaterials represent a special type of artificial structures that cannot be superposed to their mirror images. Due to the lack of mirror symmetry, cross-coupling between electric and magnetic fields exist in chiral mediums and present unique electromagnetic characters of circular dichroism and optical activity, which provide a new opportunity to tune polarization and realize negative refractive index. Chiral metamaterials have attracted great attentions in recent years and have given rise to a series of applications in polarization manipulation, imaging, chemical and biological detection, and nonlinear optics. Here we review the fundamental theory of chiral media and analyze the construction principles of some typical chiral metamaterials. Then, the progress in extrinsic chiral metamaterials, absorbing chiral metamaterials, and reconfigurable chiral metamaterials are summarized. In the last section, future trends in chiral metamaterials and application in nonlinear optics are introduced. View Full-Text
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Ma, X.; Pu, M.; Li, X.; Guo, Y.; Gao, P.; Luo, X. Meta-Chirality: Fundamentals, Construction and Applications. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 116.
Ma X, Pu M, Li X, Guo Y, Gao P, Luo X. Meta-Chirality: Fundamentals, Construction and Applications. Nanomaterials. 2017; 7(5):116.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ma, Xiaoliang; Pu, Mingbo; Li, Xiong; Guo, Yinghui; Gao, Ping; Luo, Xiangang. 2017. "Meta-Chirality: Fundamentals, Construction and Applications." Nanomaterials 7, no. 5: 116.
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