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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28933–28940

Nonreciprocal resonant transmission/reflection based on a one-dimensional photonic crystal adjacent to the magneto-optical metal film

Cheng He, Xiao-Chen Sun, Zhen Zhang, Chang-Sheng Yuan, Ming-Hui Lu, Yan-Feng Chen, and Cheng Sun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28933-28940 (2013)

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We study the nonreciprocal Tamm plasmon polaritons (TPPs) inside the light cone, which can be directly excited at the interface between the one-dimensional photonic crystal (1DPC) and magneto-optical (MO) metal film. Applying an external magnetic field on the MO metal, the broken time-reversal symmetry gives rise to such nonreciprocal electrons oscillation mediated plasmon mode. Separately exciting the forward and backward TPPs, light can be transmitted and reflected in one-way. An analytic dispersion relation based on admittance-matching approach is obtained. This design offers promising potential in realizing the optical diode.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 8, 2013
Published: November 15, 2013

Cheng He, Xiao-Chen Sun, Zhen Zhang, Chang-Sheng Yuan, Ming-Hui Lu, Yan-Feng Chen, and Cheng Sun, "Nonreciprocal resonant transmission/reflection based on a one-dimensional photonic crystal adjacent to the magneto-optical metal film," Opt. Express 21, 28933-28940 (2013)

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