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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2012
  • pp: 5713–5717

Tunable polar Kerr rotation spectra of glass slides by coating two-dimensional polystyrene sphere array with Au nanocaps

Pan He, Xia Zhang, Lei Shi, Jing Li, and Shiming Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 23, pp. 5713-5717 (2012)

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For glass slides covered by two-dimensional array of polystyrene spheres with Au nanocaps on the top surface, polar Kerr rotation θK peaks occur in the visible region and shift with the polystyrene sphere diameter. The θK spectra arise from the spectral properties of the transmission/reflectance ratio. The observed tunable magneto-optical behavior has potential applications in magneto-optical filters.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2012
Published: August 8, 2012

Pan He, Xia Zhang, Lei Shi, Jing Li, and Shiming Zhou, "Tunable polar Kerr rotation spectra of glass slides by coating two-dimensional polystyrene sphere array with Au nanocaps," Appl. Opt. 51, 5713-5717 (2012)

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