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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2009
  • pp: 398–400

Giant magneto-optical orientational effect in plasmonic heterostructures

V. I. Belotelov, D. A. Bykov, L. L. Doskolovich, A. N. Kalish, V. A. Kotov, and A. K. Zvezdin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 398-400 (2009)

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Magneto-optical (MO) properties of perforated heterostructures consisting of a thin metallic film perforated with a periodic array of subwavelength slits and a smooth magnetic dielectric are investigated. Rigorous modeling revealed a magnetization-even MO effect determined by the relative change in the intensity of the transmitted or reflected light when the sample is magnetized in-plane perpendicularly to the slits. The effect takes its maximum value when the p-polarized incident light excites quasi-waveguided eigenmodes in the magnetic layer with the phase velocity close to the one of the TE mode in the nongyrotropic planar waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2008
Published: February 4, 2009

V. I. Belotelov, D. A. Bykov, L. L. Doskolovich, A. N. Kalish, V. A. Kotov, and A. K. Zvezdin, "Giant magneto-optical orientational effect in plasmonic heterostructures," Opt. Lett. 34, 398-400 (2009)

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