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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21375–21382

Investigation of extraordinary optical transmission and Faraday effect in one-dimensional metallic-magnetic gratings

Hua Xu and Byoung Seung Ham  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21375-21382 (2008)

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We have investigated extraordinary optical transmission (EOT) with enhanced Faraday effect in one-dimensional metallic-magnetic slit arrays under polar magnetization using the rigorous coupled-wave analysis performed by the Airy-like internal reflection series. The roles of surface plasmon polaritons and quasi-guided waves are studied in which the latter plays a key role. Based on the mechanism of EOT with an enhanced Faraday effect, both enhanced transmittance and enhanced Faraday effect are optimized by adjusting the geometric parameters of slit arrays evaluated by the figure of merit.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2008
Published: December 10, 2008

Hua Xu and Byoung Seung Ham, "Investigation of extraordinary optical transmission and Faraday effect in one-dimensional metallic-magnetic gratings," Opt. Express 16, 21375-21382 (2008)

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