Polarization response and scaling law of chirality for a nanofibre optical interface

Mark Sadgrove, Masakazu Sugawara, Yasuyoshi Mitsumori, Keiichi Edamatsu

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Two port optical devices couple light to either port dependent on the input photon state. An important class of two-port devices is that of evanescently-coupled interfaces where chirality of photon coupling can lead to important technological applications. Here, we perform a fundamental characterization of such an interface, reconstructing the two-port polarization response over the surface of the Poincaré sphere for an optical nanofibre. From this result, we derive a chirality measure which is universal, obeying a one parameter scaling law independent of the exact parameters of the nanofibre and wavelength of light. Additionally, we note that the polarization response differs qualitatively for single and multiple coupled emitters, with possible implications for sensing and the characterization of waveguide coupled spins.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17085
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1

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