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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2005 Oct;72(4 Pt 2):046603. Epub 2005 Oct 7.

Giant photonic Hall effect in magnetophotonic crystals.

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Institute of Theoretical and Applied Electromagnetism, OIVT, Russian Academy of Sciences, 125412, Moscow, Izhorskay 13/19, Russia.


We have considered a simple, square, two-dimensional (2D) PC built of a magneto-optic matrix with square holes. It is shown that using such a magnetophotonic crystal it is possible to deflect a light beam at very large angles by applying a nonzero external magnetic field. The effect is called the giant photonic Hall effect (GPHE) or the magnetic superprism effect. The GPHE is based on magneto-optical properties, as is the photonic Hall effect [B. A. van Tiggelen and G. L. J. A. Rikken, in, edited by V. M. Shalaev (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2002), p. 275]; however GPHE is not caused by asymmetrical light scattering but rather by the influence of an external magnetic field on the photonic band structure.

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