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Polarimetric characterization of natural and artificial chiral anisotropic media (NANOCHIRALITY)
Date du début: 1 févr. 2014, Date de fin: 31 janv. 2016 PROJET  TERMINÉ 

We propose the study the interaction of electromagnetic field with complex chiral media media at optical frequencies by means of Mueller matrix polarimetry. The project spreads on two main areas of study: natural and artifical chiral anisotropic media. To start with, we will study the effect of chiral polarizations and chiral transfer in natural supramolecular chemical systems. When it comes to artificial materials, we will work on the characterization of the so-called metamaterials, with totally new effective dielectric properties from nanometer-sized ‘‘photonic atoms’’. The main optical property where we will focus our attention is the optical activity displayed by some photonic metamaterials. To accomplish these studies we plan to develop new measurement technologies based on Mueller matrix polarimetry.