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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 25906–25911

Magnetic field concentrator for probing optical magnetic metamaterials

Tomasz J. Antosiewicz, Piotr Wróbel, and Tomasz Szoplik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 25906-25911 (2010)

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Development of all dielectric and plasmonic metamaterials with a tunable optical frequency magnetic response creates a need for new inspection techniques. We propose a method of measuring magnetic responses of such metamaterials within a wide range of optical frequencies with a single probe. A tapered fiber probe with a radially corrugated metal coating concentrates azimuthally polarized light in the near-field into a subwavelength spot the longitudinal magnetic field component which is much stronger than the perpendicular electric one. The active probe may be used in a future scanning near-field magnetic microscope for studies of magnetic responses of subwavelength elementary cells of metamaterials.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2010
Published: November 25, 2010

Tomasz J. Antosiewicz, Piotr Wróbel, and Tomasz Szoplik, "Magnetic field concentrator for probing optical magnetic metamaterials," Opt. Express 18, 25906-25911 (2010)

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