Abstract

We demonstrate the realization of a two-dimensional chiral optical waveguide with an infinite translational symmetry that exhibits asymmetric wave propagation. The low-symmetry geometry of the cross-section that lacks any rotational and mirror symmetries shows in-principal directional asymmetric polarization rotation. We use general symmetry arguments to provide qualitative analysis of the waveguide's eigenstates and numerically corroborate this using finite element simulation. We show that despite the only perturbative break of time-reversal symmetry via small modal losses, the structure supports a non-degenerate pair of co-rotating elliptical modes. We fabricated meters long fiber with a spiral structure and studied its optical properties.

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C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, “Asymmetric Transmission of Linearly Polarized Light at Optical Metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.104(25), 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (5)

M. Thiel, M. S. Rill, G. von Freymann, and M. Wegener, “Three-dimensional bi-chiral photonic crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)21(46), 4680–4682 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

2008 (3)

F. D. M. Haldane and S. Raghu, “Possible realization of directional optical waveguides in photonic crystals with broken time-reversal symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(1), 013904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. B. Pendry, “Time reversal and negative refraction,” Science322(5898), 71–73 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Drezet, C. Genet, J. Y. Laluet, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Optical chirality without optical activity: How surface plasmons give a twist to light,” Opt. Express16(17), 12559–12570 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (4)

M. Decker, M. W. Klein, M. Wegener, and S. Linden, “Circular dichroism of planar chiral magnetic metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.32(7), 856–858 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Thiel, M. Decker, M. Deubel, M. Wegener, S. Linden, and G. von Freymann, “Polarization stop bands in chiral polymeric three-dimensional photonic crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)19(2), 207–210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

E. Plum, V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, and Y. Chen, “Giant optical gyrotropy due to electromagnetic coupling,” Appl. Phys. Lett.90(22), 223113 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, “Asymmetric transmission of light and enantiomerically sensitive plasmon resonance in planar chiral nanostructures,” Nano Lett.7(7), 1996–1999 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

V. A. Fedotov, P. L. Mladyonov, S. L. Prosvirnin, A. V. Rogacheva, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, “Asymmetric propagation of electromagnetic waves through a planar chiral structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(16), 167401 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

2002 (3)

M. Skorobogatiy, S. A. Jacobs, S. G. Johnson, and Y. Fink, “Geometric variations in high index-contrast waveguides, coupled mode theory in curvilinear coordinates,” Opt. Express10(21), 1227–1243 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. G. Johnson, M. Ibanescu, M. A. Skorobogatiy, O. Weisberg, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Perturbation theory for Maxwell’s equations with shifting material boundaries,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys.65(6), 066611 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Temelkuran, S. D. Hart, G. Benoit, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Wavelength-scalable hollow optical fibres with large photonic bandgaps for CO2 laser transmission,” Nature420(6916), 650–653 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

L. Hecht and L. D. Barron, “Rayleigh and Raman optical activity from chiral surfaces,” Chem. Phys. Lett.225(4-6), 525–530 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1978 (1)

1964 (1)

E. A. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, “Hollow metallic and dielectric waveguides for long distance optical transmission and lasers,” Bell Syst. Tech. J.43, 1783–1809 (1964).

1957 (1)

I. Tinoco and M. P. Freeman, “The optical activity of oriented copper helices, I. Experimental,” J. Phys. Chem.61(9), 1196–1200 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Azad, A. K.

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, “Terahertz metamaterial with asymmetric transmission,” Phys. Rev. B80(15), 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bade, K.

J. K. Gansel, M. Thiel, M. S. Rill, M. Decker, K. Bade, V. Saile, G. von Freymann, S. Linden, and M. Wegener, “Gold helix photonic metamaterial as broadband circular polarizer,” Science325(5947), 1513–1515 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Barron, L. D.

L. Hecht and L. D. Barron, “Rayleigh and Raman optical activity from chiral surfaces,” Chem. Phys. Lett.225(4-6), 525–530 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Bayindir, M.

Benoit, G.

K. Kuriki, O. Shapira, S. Hart, G. Benoit, Y. Kuriki, J. F. Viens, M. Bayindir, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Hollow multilayer photonic bandgap fibers for NIR applications,” Opt. Express12(8), 1510–1517 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Temelkuran, S. D. Hart, G. Benoit, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Wavelength-scalable hollow optical fibres with large photonic bandgaps for CO2 laser transmission,” Nature420(6916), 650–653 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Y.

E. Plum, V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, and Y. Chen, “Giant optical gyrotropy due to electromagnetic coupling,” Appl. Phys. Lett.90(22), 223113 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, P. L. Mladyonov, S. L. Prosvirnin, A. V. Rogacheva, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, “Asymmetric propagation of electromagnetic waves through a planar chiral structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(16), 167401 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cheville, R. A.

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, “Terahertz metamaterial with asymmetric transmission,” Phys. Rev. B80(15), 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chong, Y. D.

Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljacić, “Observation of unidirectional backscattering-immune topological electromagnetic states,” Nature461(7265), 772–775 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Decker, M.

J. K. Gansel, M. Thiel, M. S. Rill, M. Decker, K. Bade, V. Saile, G. von Freymann, S. Linden, and M. Wegener, “Gold helix photonic metamaterial as broadband circular polarizer,” Science325(5947), 1513–1515 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Decker, M. W. Klein, M. Wegener, and S. Linden, “Circular dichroism of planar chiral magnetic metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.32(7), 856–858 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Thiel, M. Decker, M. Deubel, M. Wegener, S. Linden, and G. von Freymann, “Polarization stop bands in chiral polymeric three-dimensional photonic crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)19(2), 207–210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Deubel, M.

M. Thiel, M. Decker, M. Deubel, M. Wegener, S. Linden, and G. von Freymann, “Polarization stop bands in chiral polymeric three-dimensional photonic crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)19(2), 207–210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Drezet, A.

Ebbesen, T. W.

Fedotov, V. A.

E. Plum, V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, and Y. Chen, “Giant optical gyrotropy due to electromagnetic coupling,” Appl. Phys. Lett.90(22), 223113 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, “Asymmetric transmission of light and enantiomerically sensitive plasmon resonance in planar chiral nanostructures,” Nano Lett.7(7), 1996–1999 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, P. L. Mladyonov, S. L. Prosvirnin, A. V. Rogacheva, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, “Asymmetric propagation of electromagnetic waves through a planar chiral structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(16), 167401 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fink, Y.

Freeman, M. P.

I. Tinoco and M. P. Freeman, “The optical activity of oriented copper helices, I. Experimental,” J. Phys. Chem.61(9), 1196–1200 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Gansel, J. K.

J. K. Gansel, M. Thiel, M. S. Rill, M. Decker, K. Bade, V. Saile, G. von Freymann, S. Linden, and M. Wegener, “Gold helix photonic metamaterial as broadband circular polarizer,” Science325(5947), 1513–1515 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Genet, C.

Haldane, F. D. M.

F. D. M. Haldane and S. Raghu, “Possible realization of directional optical waveguides in photonic crystals with broken time-reversal symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(1), 013904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hart, S.

Hart, S. D.

B. Temelkuran, S. D. Hart, G. Benoit, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Wavelength-scalable hollow optical fibres with large photonic bandgaps for CO2 laser transmission,” Nature420(6916), 650–653 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hecht, L.

L. Hecht and L. D. Barron, “Rayleigh and Raman optical activity from chiral surfaces,” Chem. Phys. Lett.225(4-6), 525–530 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Helgert, C.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, “Asymmetric Transmission of Linearly Polarized Light at Optical Metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.104(25), 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ibanescu, M.

S. G. Johnson, M. Ibanescu, M. A. Skorobogatiy, O. Weisberg, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Perturbation theory for Maxwell’s equations with shifting material boundaries,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys.65(6), 066611 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jacobs, S. A.

Joannopoulos, J. D.

Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljacić, “Observation of unidirectional backscattering-immune topological electromagnetic states,” Nature461(7265), 772–775 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Kuriki, O. Shapira, S. Hart, G. Benoit, Y. Kuriki, J. F. Viens, M. Bayindir, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Hollow multilayer photonic bandgap fibers for NIR applications,” Opt. Express12(8), 1510–1517 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. G. Johnson, M. Ibanescu, M. A. Skorobogatiy, O. Weisberg, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Perturbation theory for Maxwell’s equations with shifting material boundaries,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys.65(6), 066611 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Temelkuran, S. D. Hart, G. Benoit, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Wavelength-scalable hollow optical fibres with large photonic bandgaps for CO2 laser transmission,” Nature420(6916), 650–653 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Johnson, S. G.

S. G. Johnson, M. Ibanescu, M. A. Skorobogatiy, O. Weisberg, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Perturbation theory for Maxwell’s equations with shifting material boundaries,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys.65(6), 066611 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Skorobogatiy, S. A. Jacobs, S. G. Johnson, and Y. Fink, “Geometric variations in high index-contrast waveguides, coupled mode theory in curvilinear coordinates,” Opt. Express10(21), 1227–1243 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Khardikov, V. V.

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, “Asymmetric transmission of light and enantiomerically sensitive plasmon resonance in planar chiral nanostructures,” Nano Lett.7(7), 1996–1999 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Klein, M. W.

Kley, E. B.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, “Asymmetric Transmission of Linearly Polarized Light at Optical Metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.104(25), 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuriki, K.

Kuriki, Y.

Laluet, J. Y.

Lederer, F.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, “Asymmetric Transmission of Linearly Polarized Light at Optical Metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.104(25), 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, “Terahertz metamaterial with asymmetric transmission,” Phys. Rev. B80(15), 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Li, J.

S. Zhang, Y. S. Park, J. Li, X. Lu, W. Zhang, and X. Zhang, “Negative refractive index in chiral metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102(2), 023901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Linden, S.

J. K. Gansel, M. Thiel, M. S. Rill, M. Decker, K. Bade, V. Saile, G. von Freymann, S. Linden, and M. Wegener, “Gold helix photonic metamaterial as broadband circular polarizer,” Science325(5947), 1513–1515 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Decker, M. W. Klein, M. Wegener, and S. Linden, “Circular dichroism of planar chiral magnetic metamaterials,” Opt. Lett.32(7), 856–858 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Thiel, M. Decker, M. Deubel, M. Wegener, S. Linden, and G. von Freymann, “Polarization stop bands in chiral polymeric three-dimensional photonic crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)19(2), 207–210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lu, X.

S. Zhang, Y. S. Park, J. Li, X. Lu, W. Zhang, and X. Zhang, “Negative refractive index in chiral metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102(2), 023901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marcatili, E. A.

E. A. Marcatili and R. A. Schmeltzer, “Hollow metallic and dielectric waveguides for long distance optical transmission and lasers,” Bell Syst. Tech. J.43, 1783–1809 (1964).

Marom, E.

Menzel, C.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, “Asymmetric Transmission of Linearly Polarized Light at Optical Metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.104(25), 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, “Terahertz metamaterial with asymmetric transmission,” Phys. Rev. B80(15), 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mladyonov, P. L.

V. A. Fedotov, P. L. Mladyonov, S. L. Prosvirnin, A. V. Rogacheva, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, “Asymmetric propagation of electromagnetic waves through a planar chiral structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(16), 167401 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Park, Y. S.

S. Zhang, Y. S. Park, J. Li, X. Lu, W. Zhang, and X. Zhang, “Negative refractive index in chiral metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.102(2), 023901 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pendry, J. B.

J. B. Pendry, “Time reversal and negative refraction,” Science322(5898), 71–73 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pertsch, T.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, “Asymmetric Transmission of Linearly Polarized Light at Optical Metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.104(25), 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Plum, E.

R. Singh, E. Plum, C. Menzel, C. Rockstuhl, A. K. Azad, R. A. Cheville, F. Lederer, W. Zhang, and N. I. Zheludev, “Terahertz metamaterial with asymmetric transmission,” Phys. Rev. B80(15), 153104 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. Plum, V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, and Y. Chen, “Giant optical gyrotropy due to electromagnetic coupling,” Appl. Phys. Lett.90(22), 223113 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Prosvirnin, S. L.

V. A. Fedotov, A. S. Schwanecke, N. I. Zheludev, V. V. Khardikov, and S. L. Prosvirnin, “Asymmetric transmission of light and enantiomerically sensitive plasmon resonance in planar chiral nanostructures,” Nano Lett.7(7), 1996–1999 (2007).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, P. L. Mladyonov, S. L. Prosvirnin, A. V. Rogacheva, Y. Chen, and N. I. Zheludev, “Asymmetric propagation of electromagnetic waves through a planar chiral structure,” Phys. Rev. Lett.97(16), 167401 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Raghu, S.

F. D. M. Haldane and S. Raghu, “Possible realization of directional optical waveguides in photonic crystals with broken time-reversal symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(1), 013904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rill, M. S.

J. K. Gansel, M. Thiel, M. S. Rill, M. Decker, K. Bade, V. Saile, G. von Freymann, S. Linden, and M. Wegener, “Gold helix photonic metamaterial as broadband circular polarizer,” Science325(5947), 1513–1515 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Thiel, M. S. Rill, G. von Freymann, and M. Wegener, “Three-dimensional bi-chiral photonic crystals,” Adv. Mater. (Deerfield Beach Fla.)21(46), 4680–4682 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rockstuhl, C.

C. Menzel, C. Helgert, C. Rockstuhl, E. B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, “Asymmetric Transmission of Linearly Polarized Light at Optical Metamaterials,” Phys. Rev. Lett.104(25), 253902 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

A schematic description of the three cross-sections of the waveguides discussed: (a) The spiral fiber, (b) The hollow core 1D PBG fiber (Bragg fiber), and (c) The hollow core metallic waveguide. In all cases the core is hollow. The metallic waveguide, on the right, is made of hollow core and prefect metal walls. In the cases of the hollow Bragg fiber, center, and spiral fiber, left, the layers and the cladding with the light color (yellow) are low index of refraction material, and the layers with the dark color (purple) are the high index of refraction material. On the top left is a definition of the cylindrical coordinate system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Full comparison of the TE01 and HE11 modes between the spiral fiber, Bragg fiber and the metallic waveguide. The top pictures show the simulation results for the intensity profiles of the HE11 modes with the polarization shown schematically on the axes to the right of the picture. βi is the wavevector of the ith mode. The bottom pictures are the simulation results for the TE01 modes. “Seam” position for the spiral fiber is indicated on the bottom as well as beam propagation direction.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

SEM of a spiral fiber cross section [24]. The light gray are glass layers made of chalcogenide glass (As2S3) the dark gray are polymer layers and cladding made of Poly(ether imide) (PEI). The pictures on the right highlight the spiral nature of the structure and show the “seam”- the line along the core surface where the spiral begins.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Simulation and measurements [24] results of the “TE01” from both sides of the fiber. The top pictures are the output without a polarizer, the two lines pictures are with linear polarizer (polarizer orientation is marked with a black arrow in the middle). The yellow triangle marks the position of the “seam”.

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Table 1 Summary of the symmetry properties of the three structures and the ensuing modal properties

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