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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2009
  • pp: 356–358

Voltage-controlled Kerr effect in magnetophotonic crystal

Hai-xia Da, Zi-qiang Huang, and Z. Y. Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 356-358 (2009)

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A magneto-optical tunable device based on a one-dimensional magnetophotonic crystal infiltrated with a nematic liquid crystal has been proposed. By applying a tunable electric field the voltage-induced reorientation of the director results in an alternating magneto-optical effect. The transfer matrix method was performed to verify the controllable magneto-optical properties. The present results may be useful for future application of liquid crystal-based tunable magneto-optical devices.

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(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems

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Original Manuscript: September 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2008
Published: January 29, 2009

Hai-xia Da, Zi-qiang Huang, and Z. Y. Li, "Voltage-controlled Kerr effect in magnetophotonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 34, 356-358 (2009)

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