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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6612–6622

Anomalous Faraday Effect of a system with extraordinary optical transmittance

A. B. Khanikaev, A. V. Baryshev, A. A. Fedyanin, A. B. Granovsky, and M. Inoue  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6612-6622 (2007)

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It is shown theoretically that the Faraday rotation becomes anomalously large and exhibits extraordinary behavior near the frequencies of the extraordinary optical transmittance through optically thick perforated metal film with holes filled with a magneto-optically active material. This phenomenon is explained as result of strong confinement of the evanescent electromagnetic field within magnetic material, which occurs due to excitation of the coupled plasmon-polaritons on the opposite surfaces of the film.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2007
Published: May 15, 2007

Alexander B. Khanikaev, Alexander V. Baryshev, Andrey A. Fedyanin, Alexander B. Granovsky, and Mitsuteru Inoue, "Anomalous Faraday effect of a system with extraordinary optical transmittance," Opt. Express 15, 6612-6622 (2007)

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