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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 23867–23877

Surface plasmons and magneto-optic activity in hexagonal Ni anti-dot arrays

Evangelos Th. Papaioannou, Vassilios Kapaklis, Emil Melander, Björgvin Hjörvarsson, Spiridon D. Pappas, Piotr Patoka, Michael Giersig, Paul Fumagalli, Antonio Garcia-Martin, and Georgios Ctistis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 23867-23877 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023867


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Abstract

The influence of surface plasmons on the magneto-optic activity in a two-dimensional hexagonal array is addressed. The experiments were performed using hexagonal array of circular holes in a ferromagnetic Ni film. Well pronounced troughs are observed in the optical reflectivity, resulting from the presence of surface plasmons. The surface plasmons are found to strongly enhance the magneto-optic response (Kerr rotation), as compared to a continuous film of the same composition. The influence of the hexagonal symmetry of the pattern on the coupling between the plasmonic excitations is demonstrated, using optical diffraction measurements and theoretical calculations of the magneto-optic and of the angular dependence of the optical activity.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: August 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2011
Published: November 9, 2011

Citation
Evangelos Th. Papaioannou, Vassilios Kapaklis, Emil Melander, Björgvin Hjörvarsson, Spiridon D. Pappas, Piotr Patoka, Michael Giersig, Paul Fumagalli, Antonio Garcia-Martin, and Georgios Ctistis, "Surface plasmons and magneto-optic activity in hexagonal Ni anti-dot arrays," Opt. Express 19, 23867-23877 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-23867


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