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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1760–1763

Hotspots from nonreciprocal surface waves

Uday K. Chettiar, Arthur R. Davoyan, and Nader Engheta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 1760-1763 (2014)

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We present theoretical and numerical results for a new method of obtaining hotspots that relies on nonreciprocal “one-way” propagation as opposed to the well-known case of resonance-based hotspots. The nonreciprocal propagation is achieved by the breaking of time-reversal symmetry through the use of magnetically biased medium. The location and existence of the hotspots depends on the magnetic bias that results in the breaking of the time-reversal symmetry. This results in the intriguing possibility of switching and spatial control of the hotspots through the magnetic bias.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2014
Published: March 19, 2014

Uday K. Chettiar, Arthur R. Davoyan, and Nader Engheta, "Hotspots from nonreciprocal surface waves," Opt. Lett. 39, 1760-1763 (2014)

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