Circular differential double diffraction in chiral media.

Citation:

Ghosh A, Fazal FM, Fischer P. Circular differential double diffraction in chiral media. Opt Lett 2007;32(13):1836-8.

Abstract:

In an optically active liquid the diffraction angle depends on the circular polarization state of the incident light beam. We report the observation of circular differential diffraction in an isotropic chiral medium, and we demonstrate that double diffraction is an alternate means to determine the handedness (enantiomeric excess) of a solution.