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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21187–21195

Voigt Airy surface magneto plasmons

Bin Hu, Qi Jie Wang, and Ying Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21187-21195 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.021187


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Abstract

We present a basic theory on Airy surface magneto plasmons (SMPs) at the interface between a dielectric layer and a metal layer (or a doped semiconductor layer) under an external static magnetic field in the Voigt configuration. It is shown that, in the paraxial approximation, the Airy SMPs can propagate along the surface without violating the nondiffracting characteristics, while the ballistic trajectory of the Airy SMPs can be tuned by the applied magnetic field. In addition, the self-deflection-tuning property of the Airy SMPs depends on the direction of the external magnetic field applied, owing to the nonreciprocal effect.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012

Citation
Bin Hu, Qi Jie Wang, and Ying Zhang, "Voigt Airy surface magneto plasmons," Opt. Express 20, 21187-21195 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-19-21187


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