OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5378–5384

Magneto-optical enhancement through gyrotropic gratings

Y. H. Lu, M. H. Cho, J. B. Kim, G. J. Lee, Y. P. Lee, and J. Y. Rhee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5378-5384 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.005378


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (151 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Diffracted magneto-optical (MO) effects are numerically investigated for one-dimensional lossy gyrotropic gratings in the zeroth and the first orders for the polar magnetization by utilizing the rigorous coupled-wave approach implemented as an Airy-like internal-reflection series. The simulated Kerr spectra agree well with the experimental ones. The dependence of the MO Kerr enhancement on the grating depth in the first-order diffraction, compared with that in the zeroth one, is illustrated, and the diffracted MO Faraday effect is theoretically investigated as well. Such a MO enhancement through the gyrotropic gratings is superior to the conventional MO devices and magneto-photonic crystals. The potential applications are also suggested.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2008
Published: April 3, 2008

Citation
Y. H. Lu, M. H. Cho, J. B. Kim, G. J. Lee, Y. P. Lee, and J. Y. Rhee, "Magneto-optical enhancement through gyrotropic gratings," Opt. Express 16, 5378-5384 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-8-5378


Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. M. Inoue, K. Arai, T. Fujii, and M. Abe, "One-dimensional magnetophotonic crystals," J. Appl. Phys. 85, 5768-5770 (1999). [CrossRef]
  2. E. Takeda, N. Todoroki, Y. Kitamoto, M. Abe, M. Inoue, T. Fujii, and K. Arai, "Faraday effect enhancement in Co-ferrite layer incorporated into one-dimensional photonic crystal working as a Fabry-Pérot resonator," J. Appl. Phys. 87, 6782-6784 (2000). [CrossRef]
  3. M. J. Steel, M. Levy, and R. M. Osgood, "High transmission enhanced Faraday rotation in one-dimensional photonic crystals with defects," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1171-1173 (2000). [CrossRef]
  4. M. J. Steel, M. Levy, and R. M. Osgood, "Large magnetooptical Kerr rotation with high reflectivity from photonic bandgap structures with defects," J. Lightwave Technol. 18, 1289-1296 (2000). [CrossRef]
  5. M. J. Steel, M. Levy, and R. M. Osgood, "Photonic bandgaps with defects and the enhancement of Faraday rotation," J. Lightwave Technol. 18, 1297-1308 (2000). [CrossRef]
  6. I. L. Lyubchanskii, N. N. Dadoenkova, M. I. Lyubchanskii, E. A. Shapovalov, and Th. Rasing, "Magnetic photonic crystals," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 36, R277-R287 (2003). [CrossRef]
  7. M. Inoue, R. Fujikawa, A. Baryshev, A. Khanikaev, P. B. Lim, H. Uchida, O. Aktsipetrov, A. Fedyanin, T. Murzina, and A. Granovsky, "Magnetophotonic crystals," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, R151-R161 (2006). [CrossRef]
  8. A. Figotin and I. Vitebskiy, "Electromagnetic unidirectionality in magnetic photonic crystals," Phys. Rev. B 67, 165210 (2003). [CrossRef]
  9. A. K. Zvezdin and V. A. Kotov, Modern Magnetooptics and Magnetooptical Materials (Institute of Physics Publishing, London, 1997). [CrossRef]
  10. S. Fan, M. F. Yanik, Z. Wang, S. Sandhu, and M. L. Povinelli, "Advances in theory of photonic crystals," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4493-4501 (2006). [CrossRef]
  11. M. G. Moharam and T. K. Gaylord, "Rigorous coupled-wave analysis of planar-grating diffraction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 71, 811-818 (1981). [CrossRef]
  12. P. Lalanne and G. M. Morris, "Highly improved convergence of the coupled-wave method for TM polarization," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 779-784 (1996). [CrossRef]
  13. K. Watanabe, "Study of the differential theory of lamellar gratings made of highly conducting materials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 69-72 (2006). [CrossRef]
  14. M. Grimsditch and P. Vavassori, "The diffracted magneto-optical Kerr effect: what does it tell you?" J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 16, R275-R294 (2004).
  15. A. Westphalen, A. Schumann, A. Remhof, H. Zabel, T. Last, and U. Kunze, "Magnetization reversal of equilateral Fe triangles," Phys. Rev. B 74, 104417 (2006). [CrossRef]
  16. J. B. Kim, G. J. Lee, Y. P. Lee, J. Y. Rhee, K. W. Kim, and C. S. Yoon, "One-dimensional magnetic grating structure made easy," Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 151111 (2006). [CrossRef]
  17. F. Jonsson and C. Flytzanis, "Nonlinear magneto-optical Bragg gratings," Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 063902 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. J. B. Kim, G. J. Lee, Y. P. Lee, J. Y. Rhee, and C. S. Yoon, "Enhancement of magneto-optical properties of a magnetic grating," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 09C518 (2007). [CrossRef]
  19. R. Antos, J. Mistik, T. Yamaguchi, S. Visnovsky, S. O. Demokritov, and B. Hillebrands, "Evidence of native oxides on the capping and substrate of Permalloy gratings by magneto-optical spectroscopy in the zeroth- and first-diffraction orders," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 231101 (2005). [CrossRef]
  20. R. Antos, J. Mistrik, T. Yamaguchi, S. Visnovsky, S. O. Demokritov, and B. Hillebrands, "Evaluation of the quality of Permalloy gratings by diffracted magneto-optical spectroscopy," Opt. Express 13, 4651-4656 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. R. Antos, J. Postora, J. Mistrik, T. Yamaguchi, S. Yamaguchi, M. Horie, S. Visnovsky, and Y. Otani, "Convergence properties of critical dimension measurements by spectroscopic ellipsometry on gratings made of various materials," J. Appl. Phys. 100, 054906 (2006). [CrossRef]
  22. H. Kato, T. Matsushita, A. Takayama, M. Egawa, K. Nishimura, and M. Inoue, "Theoretical analysis of optical and magneto-optical properties of one-dimensional magnetophotonic crystals," J. Appl. Phys. 93, 3906-3911 (2003). [CrossRef]
  23. G. Neuber, P. Rauer, J. Kunze, T. Korn, C. Pels, G. Meier, U. Merkt, J. Backstrom, and M. Rubhausen, "Temperature-dependent spectral generalized magneto-optical ellipsometry," Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4509-4511 (2003). [CrossRef]
  24. P. Hones, M. Diserens, and F. Levy, "Characterization of sputter-deposited chromium oxide thin films," Surf. Coat. Technol. 120, 277-283 (1999). [CrossRef]
  25. D. F. Edwards, "Silicon (Si)" in Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids, edited by E. D. Palik (Academic, New York, 1998); H. R. Philipp, "Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) (Glass)," ibid.
  26. E. Hecht, Optics (Addison-Wesley, New York, 1998).
  27. I. Abdulhalim, "Analytic propagation matrix method for linear optics of arbitrary biaxial layered media," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 1, 646-653 (1999). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited