Magnetophotonic Materials and Their Applications

Mitsuteru INOUE  Alexander V. BARYSHEV  Alexander B. KHANIKAEV  Maxim E. DOKUKIN  Kwanghyun CHUNG  Jin HEO  Hiroyuki TAKAGI  Hironaga UCHIDA  Pang Boey LIM  Jooyoung KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E91-C    No.10    pp.1630-1638
Publication Date: 2008/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e91-c.10.1630
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Functional Thin Films for Optical Applications)
magnetophotonic crystals,  Faraday rotation,  magnetic plasmonic nanostructures,  

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Experimental and theoretical studies of light coupling to various magnetic nanostructured media and nanocomposites are briefly reported. Enhancement of the magneto-optical response is shown to occur when the constitutive materials of photonic crystals are magnetic. Transmission and reflection types of 1D magnetophotonic crystals (MPCs) have been studied. New possibility to enhance the magneto-optical response has been found when utilizing localized surface plasmon resonances in bismuth-substituted yttrium iron garnet (Bi:YIG) films impregnated with Au nanoparticles. Examples of integrated optic devices are discussed in which functional elements are 1D and 2D magnetophotonic crystals.