3D Metaphotonic Nanostructures with Intrinsic Chirality

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Author(s)

  • Meng Qiu
  • Lei Zhang
  • Zhixiang Tang
  • Wei Jin
  • Cheng-Wei Qiu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number1803147
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume28
Issue number45
Early online date15 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Chirality is a universal geometric property in both micro- and macroworlds. Recently, optical chiral effects have drawn increased attention due to their great potential in fundamental studies and practical applications. Significantly, the optical chiral response of artificial structures can be enhanced by orders of magnitude compared to that of their naturally occurring counterparts. These man-made structures generally exhibit two types of optical chirality: extrinsic chirality and intrinsic chirality. The former relies on external illumination conditions, while the latter arises from the geometric characteristics of 3D objects. Herein, this review mainly focuses on the intrinsic chirality of artificial structures and discusses the existing realizations based on their design principles. In particular, an overview is given of the recent demonstrations of nonlinear optical effects in chiral structures and active chiral structures. Lastly, some promising prospects for future studies in the field are outlined.

Research Area(s)

  • chiral materials, metamaterials, nano-optics, nanofabrication, plasmonic systems

Citation Format(s)

3D Metaphotonic Nanostructures with Intrinsic Chirality. / Qiu, Meng; Zhang, Lei; Tang, Zhixiang; Jin, Wei; Qiu, Cheng-Wei; Lei, Dang Yuan.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 28, No. 45, 1803147, 07.11.2018.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review