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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1308–1310

Nonreciprocal extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength slits in metallic film

Haibin Zhu and Chun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1308-1310 (2011)

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We demonstrate the phenomenon of nonreciprocal extraordinary optical transmission (NEOT) through metallic film with slits on the substrate of magneto-optical materials. Under uniformly magnetization, the system can show nonreciprocal transmission at near-IR frequency range. With a properly designed structure, the nonreciprocity can be as high as 57.6%. Numerical evidence shows that the nonreciprocal performance is sensitive to the incidence angle, as well as to the thickness of the substrate.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2011
Published: April 4, 2011

Haibin Zhu and Chun Jiang, "Nonreciprocal extraordinary optical transmission through subwavelength slits in metallic film," Opt. Lett. 36, 1308-1310 (2011)

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