Three-dimensional chiral photonic superlattices

  • Author: M. Thiel, H. Fischer, G. von Freymann, and M. Wegener
  • Source: Opt. Lett. 35, 166 (2010)
  • Date: 13.1.2010
  • Abstract:

    We investigate three-dimensional photonic superlattices composed of polymeric helices in various spatial checkerboard-like arrangements. Depending on the relative phase shift and handedness of the chiral building blocks, different circular-dichroism resonances appear or are suppressed. Samples corresponding to four different configurations are fabricated by direct laser writing. The measured optical transmittance spectra are in good agreement with numerical calculations.