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Journal Article


Macmillan Publishers Limited


Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science


Electron Science Research Institute




This article was originally published as: Belotelov, V., Kreilkamp, L., Akimov, I., Kalish, A., Bykov, D., Kasture, S., Yallapragada, V., Gopal, A., Grishin, A., Khartsev, S., Nur E Alam, M. , Vasiliev, M. , Doskolovich, L., Yakovlev, D., Alameh, K. , Zvezdin, A., & Bayer, M. (2013). Plasmon-mediated magneto-optical transparency. Nature Communications, 4, 1-7. Original article available here


Magnetic field control of light is among the most intriguing methods for modulation of light intensity and polarization on sub-nanosecond timescales. The implementation in nanostructured hybrid materials provides a remarkable increase of magneto-optical effects. However, so far only the enhancement of already known effects has been demonstrated in such materials. Here we postulate a novel magneto-optical phenomenon that originates solely from suitably designed nanostructured metal-dielectric material, the so-called magneto-plasmonic crystal. In this material, an incident light excites coupled plasmonic oscillations and a waveguide mode. An in-plane magnetic field allows excitation of an orthogonally polarized waveguide mode that modifies optical spectrum of the magneto-plasmonic crystal and increases its transparency. The experimentally achieved light intensity modulation reaches 24%. As the effect can potentially exceed 100%, it may have great importance for applied nanophotonics. Further, the effect allows manipulating and exciting waveguide modes by a magnetic field and light of proper polarization.



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