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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1594–1598

Extraordinary transmission and giant magneto-optical transverse Kerr effect in plasmonic nanostructured films

V. I. Belotelov, D. A. Bykov, L. L. Doskolovich, A. N. Kalish, and A. K. Zvezdin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 1594-1598 (2009)

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We predict a significant enhancement of the magneto-optical transverse Kerr effect when a smooth magnetic dielectric film is covered with a thin noble metal layer perforated with subwavelength slit arrays. The relative intensity change can be as large as 50%. The Kerr effect increase is due to the magnetization-induced change of the phase velocity of the resonantly excited surface plasmons. It can be used as an efficient tool for surface plasmons detection.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

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Original Manuscript: April 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2009
Published: July 15, 2009

V. I. Belotelov, D. A. Bykov, L. L. Doskolovich, A. N. Kalish, and A. K. Zvezdin, "Extraordinary transmission and giant magneto-optical transverse Kerr effect in plasmonic nanostructured films," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1594-1598 (2009)

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