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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8720–8725

Transverse magneto-optical Kerr effect in subwavelength dielectric gratings

Ivan S. Maksymov, Jessica Hutomo, and Mikhail Kostylev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8720-8725 (2014)

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We demonstrate theoretically a large transverse magneto-optical Kerr effect (TMOKE) in subwavelength gratings consisting of alternating magneto-insulating and nonmagnetic dielectric nanostripes. The reflectivity of the grating reaches 96% at the frequencies corresponding to the maximum of the TMOKE response. The combination of a large TMOKE response and high reflectivity is important for applications in 3D imaging, magneto-optical data storage, and magnonics.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2014
Published: April 3, 2014

Ivan S. Maksymov, Jessica Hutomo, and Mikhail Kostylev, "Transverse magneto-optical Kerr effect in subwavelength dielectric gratings," Opt. Express 22, 8720-8725 (2014)

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