Our recent article “Conditions for enhancing chiral nanophotonics near achiral nanoparticles” has made it to the top of the most read articles in ACS Photonics for the last month (November and December 2019). The article proposes conditions, guidelines, and limits to exploit evanescent fields near nanostructures for chiral applications. Circularly polarized light is the basis for molecular circular dichroism, spin initialization, and optical torques. Nanophotonics can improve these chiral interactions, but special design rules apply to combine intensity enhancement with tailored polarization.
Update: our article is now in the top 10 most read articles of the last 12 months.