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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12022–12037

Simple magneto–optic transition metal models for time–domain simulations

Christian Wolff, Rogelio Rodríguez-Oliveros, and Kurt Busch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12022-12037 (2013)

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Efficient modelling of the magneto–optic effects of transition metals such as nickel, cobalt and iron is a topic of growing interest within the nano–optics community. In this paper, we present a general discussion of appropriate material models for the linear dielectric properties for such metals, provide parameter fits and formulate the anisotropic response in terms of auxiliary differential equations suitable for time–domain simulations. We validate both our material models and their implementation by comparing numerical results obtained with the Discontinuous Galerkin time–domain (DGTD) method to analytical results and previously published experimental data.

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(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

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Original Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2013
Published: May 10, 2013

Christian Wolff, Rogelio Rodríguez-Oliveros, and Kurt Busch, "Simple magneto–optic transition metal models for time–domain simulations," Opt. Express 21, 12022-12037 (2013)

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