OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5232–5235

One-way optical tunneling induced by nonreciprocal dispersion of Tamm states in magnetophotonic crystals

Hui Yuan Dong, Jin Wang, and Kin Hung Fung  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5232-5235 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.005232


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (591 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We show that optical Tamm states (OTSs) with nonreciprocal dispersion can be formed at the boundary separating two different magnetophotonic crystals magnetized in the Voigt geometry. At the frequencies of the Tamm states, one-way optical tunneling can be achieved. The nonreciprocity features of OTSs originate from the simultaneous violation of reciprocity, time-reversal, and all related spatial symmetries in the system. Our predictions are confirmed by the nonreciprocal dispersion of interface modes, unidirectional transmission spectra, and field distributions for our system. Such theoretical results may provide a mechanism to create compact optical isolators.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2013
Published: December 3, 2013

Citation
Hui Yuan Dong, Jin Wang, and Kin Hung Fung, "One-way optical tunneling induced by nonreciprocal dispersion of Tamm states in magnetophotonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 38, 5232-5235 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-24-5232

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited