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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 24736–24741

Fabry-Perot enhanced Faraday rotation in graphene

Nicolas Ubrig, Iris Crassee, Julien Levallois, Ievgeniia O. Nedoliuk, Felix Fromm, Michl Kaiser, Thomas Seyller, and Alexey B. Kuzmenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 24736-24741 (2013)

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We demonstrate that giant Faraday rotation in graphene in the terahertz range due to the cyclotron resonance is further increased by constructive Fabry-Perot interference in the supporting substrate. Simultaneously, an enhanced total transmission is achieved, making this effect doubly advantageous for graphene-based magneto-optical applications. As an example, we present far-infrared spectra of epitaxial multilayer graphene grown on the C-face of 6H-SiC, where the interference fringes are spectrally resolved and a Faraday rotation up to 0.15 radians (9°) is attained. Further, we discuss and compare other ways to increase the Faraday rotation using the principle of an optical cavity.

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(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared

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Original Manuscript: April 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2013
Published: October 9, 2013

Nicolas Ubrig, Iris Crassee, Julien Levallois, Ievgeniia O. Nedoliuk, Felix Fromm, Michl Kaiser, Thomas Seyller, and Alexey B. Kuzmenko, "Fabry-Perot enhanced Faraday rotation in graphene," Opt. Express 21, 24736-24741 (2013)

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