Abstract

This paper analyzes the magnetooptic (MO) effects in surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) propagating in thin metallic layers as a function of the metal thickness. Two different configurations are analyzed: a ferromagnetic metal surrounded by nonmagnetic dielectrics and a nonmagnetic metal bounded by ferromagnetic dielectrics. Depending on the configuration and the thickness of the metallic layer, waveguides with very low attenuation losses and high MO effects can be obtained. These configurations could be used to design MO active devices in SPP-based optics.

© 2006 IEEE

PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |

  1. W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux and T. W. Ebbesen, "Surface plasmon subwavelength optics", Nature, vol. 424, no. 6950, pp. 824-830, Aug. 2003.
  2. P. Berini, "Plasmon-polariton waves guided by thin lossy metal films of finite width: Bound modes of symmetric structures", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 61, no. 15, p. 10484, Apr. 2000.
  3. P. Berini, "Plasmon-polariton waves guided by thin lossy metal films of finite width: bound modes of asymmetric structures", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 63, no. 12, p. 125417, Mar. 2001.
  4. R. Charbonneau, P. Berini, E. Berolo and E. Lisicka-Shrzek, "Experimental observation of plasmon-polariton waves supported by a thin metal film of finite width", Opt. Lett., vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 844-846, Jun. 2000.
  5. B. Lamprecht, J. R. Krenn, G. Schider, H. Ditlbacher, M. Salerno, N. Felidj, A. Leitner, F. R. Aussenegg and J.-C. Weeber, "Surface plasmon propagation in microscale metal stripes", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 79, no. 1, pp. 51-53, Jul. 2001.
  6. J.-C. Weeber, J. R. Krenn, A. Dereux, B. Lamprecht, Y. Lacroute and J. P. Goudonnet, "Near-field observation of surface plasmon polariton propagation on thin metal stripes", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 64, no. 4, p. 045411, Jul. 2001.
  7. J.-C. Weeber, Y. Lacroute and A. Dereux, "Optical near-field distributions of surface plasmon waveguide modes", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 68, no. 11, p. 115401, Sep. 2003.
  8. H. Ditlbacher, J. R. Krenn, G. Schider, A. Leitner and F. R. Aussenegg, "Two-dimensional optics with surface plasmon polaritons", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 81, no. 10, pp. 1762-1764, Sep. 2002.
  9. S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, K. Leosson and A. Boltasseva, "Bend loss in surface plasmon polariton band-gap structures", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 79, no. 8, pp. 1076-1078, Aug. 2001.
  10. R. F. Wallis, J. J. Brion, E. Burstein and A. Hartstein, "Theory of surface polaritons in anisotropic dielectric media with application to surface magnetoplasmons in semiconductors", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 9, no. 8, p. 3424, Apr. 1974.
  11. R. L. Stamps, B. L. Johnson and R. E. Camley, "Nonreciprocal reflection from semi-infinite antiferromagnets", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 43, no. 4, p. 3626, Feb. 1991.
  12. M. S. Kushwaha and P. Halevi, "Magnetoplasma modes in thin-films in the Faraday configuration", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 3879-3889, Mar. 1987.
  13. M. S. Kushwaha and P. Halevi, "Magnetoplasmons in thin-films in the Voigt configuration", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 36, no. 11, pp. 5960-5967, Oct. 1987.
  14. M. S. Kushwaha and P. Halevi, "Magnetoplasmons in thin-films in the perpendicular configuration", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 38, no. 17, pp. 12428-12435, Dec. 1988.
  15. P. E. Ferguson, O. M. Stafsudd and R. F. Wallis, "Enhancement of transverse Kerr magneto-optic effect by surface magnetoplasma waves", Physica B and C, vol. 86, no. JAN-M, pp. 1403-1405, 1977.
  16. N. Richard, A. Dereux, T. David, E. Bourillot, J. P. Goudonnet, F. Scheurer, E. Beaurepaire and G. Garreau, "Magneto-optical effects in multilayers illuminated by total internal reflection", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 59, no. 8, p. 5936, Feb. 1999.
  17. C. Hermann, V. A. Kosobukin, G. Lampel, J. Peretti, V. I. Safarov and P. Bertrand, "Surface-enhanced magneto-optics in metallic multilayer films", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 64, no. 23, p. 235422, Dec. 2001.
  18. Y. M. Strelniker and D. J. Bergman, "Optical transmission through metal films with a subwavelength hole array in the presence of a magnetic field", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 59, no. 20, pp. R12763-R12766, May 1999.
  19. T. Shintaku and T. Uno, "Preparation of Ce-substituted yttrium iron garnet films for magneto-optic waveguide devices", Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 35, no. 9A, pp. 4689-4691, Sep. 1996.
  20. A. D. Boardman, Electromagnetic Surface Modes, Chichester: U.K.: Wiley, 1982, pp. 16-17.
  21. E. N. Economou, "Surface plasmons in thin films", Phys. Rev., vol. 182, no. 2, p. 539, 1969.
  22. J. J. Burke, G. I. Stegeman and T. Tamir, "Surface-polariton-like waves guided by thin, lossy metal-films", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 5186-5201, Apr. 1986.
  23. B. Prade, J. Y. Vinet and A. Mysyrowicz, "Guided optical waves in planar heterostructures with negative dielectric-constant", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 44, no. 24, pp. 13556-13572, Dec. 1991.
  24. J. H. Weaver, C. Krafka, D. W. Lynch and E. E. Kock, Physics Data: Optical Properties of Metals, Karlsruhe: Germany: Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, 1981.
  25. M. O. Vassell, "Structure of optical guided modes in planar multilayers of optically anisotropic materials", J. Opt. Soc. Amer., vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 166-173, 1974.
  26. M. Schubert, "Polarization-dependent optical parameters of arbitrarily anisotropic homogeneous layered systems", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 53, no. 8, p. 4256, Feb. 1996.
  27. P. Berini and K. Wu, "Modeling lossy anisotropic dielectric waveguides with the method of lines", IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 749-759, May 1996.
  28. P. R. McIsaac, "Mode orthogonality in reciprocal and nonreciprocal wave-guides", IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 1808-1816, Nov. 1991.
  29. J. Fujita, M. Levy, R. M. Osgood, L. Wilkens and H. Dötsch, "Waveguide optical isolator based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 76, no. 16, pp. 2158-2160, Apr. 2000.
  30. J. A. Sánchez-Gil, "Surface defect scattering of surface plasmon polaritons: Mirrors and light emitters", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 73, no. 24, pp. 3509-3511, Dec. 1998.
  31. J. A. Sánchez-Gil and A. A. Maradudin, "Near-field and far-field scattering of surface plasmon polaritons by one-dimensional surface defects", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 8359-8367, Sep. 1999.
  32. B. Sepúlveda and L. M. Lechuga, "Matrix analysis of discontinuities in nonreciprocal waveguides: Analytical description for magnetooptical slab waveguides", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 1772-1781, Jul. 2004.

Other (32)

W. L. Barnes, A. Dereux and T. W. Ebbesen, "Surface plasmon subwavelength optics", Nature, vol. 424, no. 6950, pp. 824-830, Aug. 2003.

P. Berini, "Plasmon-polariton waves guided by thin lossy metal films of finite width: Bound modes of symmetric structures", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 61, no. 15, p. 10484, Apr. 2000.

P. Berini, "Plasmon-polariton waves guided by thin lossy metal films of finite width: bound modes of asymmetric structures", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 63, no. 12, p. 125417, Mar. 2001.

R. Charbonneau, P. Berini, E. Berolo and E. Lisicka-Shrzek, "Experimental observation of plasmon-polariton waves supported by a thin metal film of finite width", Opt. Lett., vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 844-846, Jun. 2000.

B. Lamprecht, J. R. Krenn, G. Schider, H. Ditlbacher, M. Salerno, N. Felidj, A. Leitner, F. R. Aussenegg and J.-C. Weeber, "Surface plasmon propagation in microscale metal stripes", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 79, no. 1, pp. 51-53, Jul. 2001.

J.-C. Weeber, J. R. Krenn, A. Dereux, B. Lamprecht, Y. Lacroute and J. P. Goudonnet, "Near-field observation of surface plasmon polariton propagation on thin metal stripes", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 64, no. 4, p. 045411, Jul. 2001.

J.-C. Weeber, Y. Lacroute and A. Dereux, "Optical near-field distributions of surface plasmon waveguide modes", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 68, no. 11, p. 115401, Sep. 2003.

H. Ditlbacher, J. R. Krenn, G. Schider, A. Leitner and F. R. Aussenegg, "Two-dimensional optics with surface plasmon polaritons", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 81, no. 10, pp. 1762-1764, Sep. 2002.

S. I. Bozhevolnyi, V. S. Volkov, K. Leosson and A. Boltasseva, "Bend loss in surface plasmon polariton band-gap structures", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 79, no. 8, pp. 1076-1078, Aug. 2001.

R. F. Wallis, J. J. Brion, E. Burstein and A. Hartstein, "Theory of surface polaritons in anisotropic dielectric media with application to surface magnetoplasmons in semiconductors", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 9, no. 8, p. 3424, Apr. 1974.

R. L. Stamps, B. L. Johnson and R. E. Camley, "Nonreciprocal reflection from semi-infinite antiferromagnets", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 43, no. 4, p. 3626, Feb. 1991.

M. S. Kushwaha and P. Halevi, "Magnetoplasma modes in thin-films in the Faraday configuration", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 3879-3889, Mar. 1987.

M. S. Kushwaha and P. Halevi, "Magnetoplasmons in thin-films in the Voigt configuration", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 36, no. 11, pp. 5960-5967, Oct. 1987.

M. S. Kushwaha and P. Halevi, "Magnetoplasmons in thin-films in the perpendicular configuration", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 38, no. 17, pp. 12428-12435, Dec. 1988.

P. E. Ferguson, O. M. Stafsudd and R. F. Wallis, "Enhancement of transverse Kerr magneto-optic effect by surface magnetoplasma waves", Physica B and C, vol. 86, no. JAN-M, pp. 1403-1405, 1977.

N. Richard, A. Dereux, T. David, E. Bourillot, J. P. Goudonnet, F. Scheurer, E. Beaurepaire and G. Garreau, "Magneto-optical effects in multilayers illuminated by total internal reflection", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 59, no. 8, p. 5936, Feb. 1999.

C. Hermann, V. A. Kosobukin, G. Lampel, J. Peretti, V. I. Safarov and P. Bertrand, "Surface-enhanced magneto-optics in metallic multilayer films", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 64, no. 23, p. 235422, Dec. 2001.

Y. M. Strelniker and D. J. Bergman, "Optical transmission through metal films with a subwavelength hole array in the presence of a magnetic field", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 59, no. 20, pp. R12763-R12766, May 1999.

T. Shintaku and T. Uno, "Preparation of Ce-substituted yttrium iron garnet films for magneto-optic waveguide devices", Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 35, no. 9A, pp. 4689-4691, Sep. 1996.

A. D. Boardman, Electromagnetic Surface Modes, Chichester: U.K.: Wiley, 1982, pp. 16-17.

E. N. Economou, "Surface plasmons in thin films", Phys. Rev., vol. 182, no. 2, p. 539, 1969.

J. J. Burke, G. I. Stegeman and T. Tamir, "Surface-polariton-like waves guided by thin, lossy metal-films", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 5186-5201, Apr. 1986.

B. Prade, J. Y. Vinet and A. Mysyrowicz, "Guided optical waves in planar heterostructures with negative dielectric-constant", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 44, no. 24, pp. 13556-13572, Dec. 1991.

J. H. Weaver, C. Krafka, D. W. Lynch and E. E. Kock, Physics Data: Optical Properties of Metals, Karlsruhe: Germany: Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, 1981.

M. O. Vassell, "Structure of optical guided modes in planar multilayers of optically anisotropic materials", J. Opt. Soc. Amer., vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 166-173, 1974.

M. Schubert, "Polarization-dependent optical parameters of arbitrarily anisotropic homogeneous layered systems", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 53, no. 8, p. 4256, Feb. 1996.

P. Berini and K. Wu, "Modeling lossy anisotropic dielectric waveguides with the method of lines", IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 749-759, May 1996.

P. R. McIsaac, "Mode orthogonality in reciprocal and nonreciprocal wave-guides", IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 1808-1816, Nov. 1991.

J. Fujita, M. Levy, R. M. Osgood, L. Wilkens and H. Dötsch, "Waveguide optical isolator based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 76, no. 16, pp. 2158-2160, Apr. 2000.

J. A. Sánchez-Gil, "Surface defect scattering of surface plasmon polaritons: Mirrors and light emitters", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 73, no. 24, pp. 3509-3511, Dec. 1998.

J. A. Sánchez-Gil and A. A. Maradudin, "Near-field and far-field scattering of surface plasmon polaritons by one-dimensional surface defects", Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter, vol. 60, no. 11, pp. 8359-8367, Sep. 1999.

B. Sepúlveda and L. M. Lechuga, "Matrix analysis of discontinuities in nonreciprocal waveguides: Analytical description for magnetooptical slab waveguides", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 1772-1781, Jul. 2004.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.