Magnetoplasmonic Design Rules for Active Magneto-Optics
Journal article, 2014

Light polarization rotators and nonreciprocal optical isolators are essential building blocks in photonics technology. These macroscopic passive devices are commonly based on magneto-optical Faraday and Kerr polarization rotation. Magnetoplasmonics, the combination of magnetism and plasmonics, is a promising route to bring these devices to the nanoscale. We introduce design rules for highly tunable active magnetoplasmonic elements in which we can tailor the amplitude and sign of the Kerr response over a broad spectral range.

magneto optics

Kerr response




Kristof Lodewijks

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Bionanophotonics

N. Maccaferri

Tavakol Pakizeh

K. N. Toosi University of Technology

Randy K. Dumas

University of Gothenburg

Irina Zubritskaya

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Bionanophotonics

Johan Åkerman

University of Gothenburg

Paolo Vavassori

Basque Foundation for Science (Ikerbasque)

Alexander Dmitriev

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Bionanophotonics

Nano Letters

1530-6984 (ISSN) 1530-6992 (eISSN)

Vol. 14 12 7207-7214

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Physical Sciences

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Materials Science



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