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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Mar. 29, 2010
  • pp: 6914–6921

Broadband unidirectional electromagnetic mode at interface of anti-parallel magnetized media

Haibin Zhu and Chun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 6914-6921 (2010)

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We report a kind of broadband electromagnetic boundary mode at an interface of anti-parallel magnetized media, which can only propagate in one direction perpendicular to the magnetization and parallel to the interface. The unidirectionality of this mode originates from the permeability or permittivity tensor introduced by magnetization. We theoretically and numerically analyze the existence of the unidirectional mode, and point out that this mode can exist in both gyromagnetic and gyroelectric medium. We also propose a one-way waveguide based on this unidirectional mode, which may realize a new kind of electromagnetic isolation differing from those existing ones.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2010
Published: March 19, 2010

Haibin Zhu and Chun Jiang, "Broadband unidirectional electromagnetic mode at interface of anti-parallel magnetized media," Opt. Express 18, 6914-6921 (2010)

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