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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 11248–11256

Non-reciprocal magnetoplasmon graphene coupler

Nima Chamanara, Dimitrios Sounas, and Christophe Caloz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 11248-11256 (2013)

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The non-reciprocity of the edge magnetoplasmon modes of a graphene strip is leveraged to design a non-reciprocal magnetoplasmon graphene coupler, coupling only in one direction. The proposed coupler consists of two coplanar parallel magnetically biased graphene strips. In the forward direction, the modes along the adjacent strip edges of the strips have the same wavenumber and therefore couple to each other. In the backward direction, the modes along the adjacent strip edges have different wavenumbers and therefore no coupling occurs.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3110) General : Instruments, apparatus, and components common to the sciences
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: May 1, 2013

Nima Chamanara, Dimitrios Sounas, and Christophe Caloz, "Non-reciprocal magnetoplasmon graphene coupler," Opt. Express 21, 11248-11256 (2013)

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