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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1603–1609

Band structure and Bloch states in birefringent one-dimensional magnetophotonic crystals: an analytical approach

Miguel Levy and Amir A Jalali  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 1603-1609 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001603


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Abstract

An analytical formulation for the band structure and Bloch modes in elliptically birefringent magnetophotonic crystals is presented. The model incorporates both the effects of gyrotropy and linear birefringence generally present in magneto-optic thin-film devices. Full analytical expressions are obtained for the dispersion relation and Bloch modes in a layered-stack photonic crystal, and their properties are analyzed. It is shown that other models recently discussed in the literature are contained as special limiting cases of the formulation presented herein.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2007
Published: June 15, 2007

Citation
Miguel Levy and Amir A Jalali, "Band structure and Bloch states in birefringent one-dimensional magnetophotonic crystals: an analytical approach," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1603-1609 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-7-1603


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