Rotation of the polarization plane by double-layer planar-chiral structures. Review of the results of theoretical and experimental studies


  • A. A. Kirilenko Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • S. A. Steshenko Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • V. N. Derkach Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • S. A. Prikolotin Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • D. Yu. Kulik Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Sergey L. Prosvirnin Institute of Radio Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Lyudmila P. Mospan Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine



2D chirality, double-layer screen, double-layer iris, optical activity, dihedral symmetry, eigen oscillations


This article provides examples that illustrate the search for different two-layer metamaterials that provide rotation of the polarization plane (“optical activity”). Selected objects show a twenty-year history of the search for a new principle of creation of polarization rotators based on planar metamaterials that were implemented in the form of thin-layered periodic structures. The manifestation of optical activity, presence or absence of satisfactory or perfect matching, the possibility of a multiband phenomena, the role of high spatial harmonics in “electromagnetics” such effect are explained by the features of the eigen-oscillations that are excited in the gap of the multilayer structure.


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