The dependence of the optical responses of microcavity-type one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystals and 1D magnetophotonic crystals (1D-MPCs) on the arrangement order ratio (AOR), which is the ratio of the first and second layers’ refractive indexes of Bragg reflectors, is studied. It is demonstrated that the optical properties of two microcavity structures resulting from exchanging the order of Bragg reflector layers so that they have the same optical contrast ratios and different AORs would be different. This difference will be more noticeable in the case of microcavity type 1D-MPCs. Regarding the arrangement-dependent magneto-optical properties of the structures, we can propose the efficient Bragg reflectors with high transmittance enhanced Faraday rotation.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2013
Published: April 12, 2013
Abdolrahman Namdar, Reza Abdi-Ghaleh, and Kazem Jamshidi-Ghaleh, "Influence of arrangement order ratio on the magneto-optical properties of one-dimensional microcavity structures," Appl. Opt. 52, 2564-2569 (2013)