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Nat Nanotechnol. 2011 Apr 24;6(6):370-6. doi: 10.1038/nnano.2011.54.

Enhanced magneto-optical effects in magnetoplasmonic crystals.

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  • 1A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119991 Moscow, Russia.


Plasmonics allows light to be localized on length scales much shorter than its wavelength, which makes it possible to integrate photonics and electronics on the nanoscale. Magneto-optical materials are appealing for applications in plasmonics because they open up the possibility of using external magnetic fields in plasmonic devices. Here, we fabricate a new magneto-optical material, a magnetoplasmonic crystal, that consists of a nanostructured noble-metal film on top of a ferromagnetic dielectric, and we demonstrate an enhanced Kerr effect with this material. Such magnetoplasmonic crystals could have applications in telecommunications, magnetic field sensing and all-optical magnetic data storage.

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