Abstract

I propose to use optical waves exhibiting spatially inhomogeneous polarization or phase singularities to imprint magnetic vortices in a medium exhibiting the inverse Faraday effect. It is suggested that a two-beam configuration would allow one to design tailored magnetization distributions with or without a phase singularity.

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2010 (2)

J. X. Pu and Z. M. Zhang, Opt. Laser Technol. 42, 186 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Ali, J. R. Davies, and J. T. Mendonca, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 035001 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

M. R. Dennis, K. O’Holleran, and M. J. Padgett, Prog. Opt. 53, 293 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

L. E. Helseth, Opt. Commun. 281, 5671 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Z. M. Zhang, J. X. Pu, and X. Q. Wang, Opt. Commun. 281, 3421 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

C. D. Stanciu, F. Hansteen, A. V. Kimel, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, and T. Rasing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207401 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (3)

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[CrossRef]

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Tamburini, G. Anzolin, G. Umbriaco, A. Bianchini, and C. Barbieri, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 163903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

L. E. Helseth, Opt. Commun. 229, 85 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

2002 (1)

T. Okuno, K. Shigeto, T. Ono, K. Mibu, and T. Shigeto, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 240, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

T. Shinjo, T. Okuno, R. Hassdorf, K. Shigeto, and T. Ono, Science 289, 930 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. S. Youngworth and T. G. Brown, Opt. Express 7, 77(2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1966 (1)

P. S. Pershan, J. P. van der Ziel, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. 143, 574 (1966).
[CrossRef]

1965 (1)

J. P. van der Ziel, P. S. Pershan, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 190 (1965).
[CrossRef]

1961 (1)

L. P. Pitaevskii, Sov. Phys. JETP 12, 1008 (1961).

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S. Ali, J. R. Davies, and J. T. Mendonca, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 035001 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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F. Tamburini, G. Anzolin, G. Umbriaco, A. Bianchini, and C. Barbieri, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 163903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Back, C. H.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
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Barbieri, C.

F. Tamburini, G. Anzolin, G. Umbriaco, A. Bianchini, and C. Barbieri, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 163903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bianchini, A.

F. Tamburini, G. Anzolin, G. Umbriaco, A. Bianchini, and C. Barbieri, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 163903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brown, T. G.

Bruckl, H.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chou, K. W.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Curtis, J. E.

Davies, J. R.

S. Ali, J. R. Davies, and J. T. Mendonca, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 035001 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dennis, M. R.

M. R. Dennis, K. O’Holleran, and M. J. Padgett, Prog. Opt. 53, 293 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Fahnle, M.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Grier, D. G.

Hansteen, F.

C. D. Stanciu, F. Hansteen, A. V. Kimel, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, and T. Rasing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207401 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hassdorf, R.

T. Shinjo, T. Okuno, R. Hassdorf, K. Shigeto, and T. Ono, Science 289, 930 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Helseth, L. E.

L. E. Helseth, Opt. Commun. 281, 5671 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Helseth, Opt. Commun. 229, 85 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hertel, R.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Hertel, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 303, L1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Itoh, A.

C. D. Stanciu, F. Hansteen, A. V. Kimel, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, and T. Rasing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207401 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kimel, A. V.

C. D. Stanciu, F. Hansteen, A. V. Kimel, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, and T. Rasing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207401 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kirilyuk, A.

C. D. Stanciu, F. Hansteen, A. V. Kimel, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, and T. Rasing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207401 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kotov, V.

A. Zvezdin and V. Kotov, Modern Magnetooptics and Magnetooptical Materials (IOP, 1997).
[CrossRef]

Leach, J.

J. Leach and M. J. Padgett, New J. Phys. 5, 154 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Malmstrom, L. D.

P. S. Pershan, J. P. van der Ziel, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. 143, 574 (1966).
[CrossRef]

J. P. van der Ziel, P. S. Pershan, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 190 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Mendonca, J. T.

S. Ali, J. R. Davies, and J. T. Mendonca, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 035001 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mibu, K.

T. Okuno, K. Shigeto, T. Ono, K. Mibu, and T. Shigeto, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 240, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Neudecker, I.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O’Holleran, K.

M. R. Dennis, K. O’Holleran, and M. J. Padgett, Prog. Opt. 53, 293 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Okuno, T.

T. Okuno, K. Shigeto, T. Ono, K. Mibu, and T. Shigeto, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 240, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Shinjo, T. Okuno, R. Hassdorf, K. Shigeto, and T. Ono, Science 289, 930 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ono, T.

T. Okuno, K. Shigeto, T. Ono, K. Mibu, and T. Shigeto, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 240, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Shinjo, T. Okuno, R. Hassdorf, K. Shigeto, and T. Ono, Science 289, 930 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Padgett, M. J.

M. R. Dennis, K. O’Holleran, and M. J. Padgett, Prog. Opt. 53, 293 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Leach and M. J. Padgett, New J. Phys. 5, 154 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Pershan, P. S.

P. S. Pershan, J. P. van der Ziel, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. 143, 574 (1966).
[CrossRef]

J. P. van der Ziel, P. S. Pershan, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 190 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Pitaevskii, L. P.

L. P. Pitaevskii, Sov. Phys. JETP 12, 1008 (1961).

Pu, J. X.

J. X. Pu and Z. M. Zhang, Opt. Laser Technol. 42, 186 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. M. Zhang, J. X. Pu, and X. Q. Wang, Opt. Commun. 281, 3421 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Puzic, A.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rasing, T.

C. D. Stanciu, F. Hansteen, A. V. Kimel, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, and T. Rasing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207401 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Reiss, G.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rott, K.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schutz, G.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shigeto, K.

T. Okuno, K. Shigeto, T. Ono, K. Mibu, and T. Shigeto, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 240, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Shinjo, T. Okuno, R. Hassdorf, K. Shigeto, and T. Ono, Science 289, 930 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shigeto, T.

T. Okuno, K. Shigeto, T. Ono, K. Mibu, and T. Shigeto, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 240, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Shinjo, T.

T. Shinjo, T. Okuno, R. Hassdorf, K. Shigeto, and T. Ono, Science 289, 930 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stanciu, C. D.

C. D. Stanciu, F. Hansteen, A. V. Kimel, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, and T. Rasing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207401 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stoll, H.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tamburini, F.

F. Tamburini, G. Anzolin, G. Umbriaco, A. Bianchini, and C. Barbieri, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 163903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tsukamoto, A.

C. D. Stanciu, F. Hansteen, A. V. Kimel, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, and T. Rasing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207401 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tyliszczak, T.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Umbriaco, G.

F. Tamburini, G. Anzolin, G. Umbriaco, A. Bianchini, and C. Barbieri, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 163903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

van der Ziel, J. P.

P. S. Pershan, J. P. van der Ziel, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. 143, 574 (1966).
[CrossRef]

J. P. van der Ziel, P. S. Pershan, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 190 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Van Waeyenberge, B.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, X. Q.

Z. M. Zhang, J. X. Pu, and X. Q. Wang, Opt. Commun. 281, 3421 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Weiss, D.

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Youngworth, K. S.

Zhang, Z. M.

J. X. Pu and Z. M. Zhang, Opt. Laser Technol. 42, 186 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Z. M. Zhang, J. X. Pu, and X. Q. Wang, Opt. Commun. 281, 3421 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zvezdin, A.

A. Zvezdin and V. Kotov, Modern Magnetooptics and Magnetooptical Materials (IOP, 1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Magn. Magn. Mater. (2)

T. Okuno, K. Shigeto, T. Ono, K. Mibu, and T. Shigeto, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 240, 1 (2002).
[CrossRef]

R. Hertel, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 303, L1 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

B. Van Waeyenberge, A. Puzic, H. Stoll, K. W. Chou, T. Tyliszczak, R. Hertel, M. Fahnle, H. Bruckl, K. Rott, G. Reiss, I. Neudecker, D. Weiss, C. H. Back, and G. Schutz, Nature 444, 461 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

New J. Phys. (1)

J. Leach and M. J. Padgett, New J. Phys. 5, 154 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

L. E. Helseth, Opt. Commun. 281, 5671 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Z. M. Zhang, J. X. Pu, and X. Q. Wang, Opt. Commun. 281, 3421 (2008).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Helseth, Opt. Commun. 229, 85 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

J. X. Pu and Z. M. Zhang, Opt. Laser Technol. 42, 186 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. (1)

P. S. Pershan, J. P. van der Ziel, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. 143, 574 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (4)

C. D. Stanciu, F. Hansteen, A. V. Kimel, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, and T. Rasing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 207401 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. P. van der Ziel, P. S. Pershan, and L. D. Malmstrom, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 190 (1965).
[CrossRef]

S. Ali, J. R. Davies, and J. T. Mendonca, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 035001 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Tamburini, G. Anzolin, G. Umbriaco, A. Bianchini, and C. Barbieri, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 163903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Prog. Opt. (1)

M. R. Dennis, K. O’Holleran, and M. J. Padgett, Prog. Opt. 53, 293 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

T. Shinjo, T. Okuno, R. Hassdorf, K. Shigeto, and T. Ono, Science 289, 930 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sov. Phys. JETP (1)

L. P. Pitaevskii, Sov. Phys. JETP 12, 1008 (1961).

Other (1)

A. Zvezdin and V. Kotov, Modern Magnetooptics and Magnetooptical Materials (IOP, 1997).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the proposed two-beam setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Magnetization distribution in the substrate upon using radially polarized light. The white arrows show the direction of the magnetization vector.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Normalized magnetization distribution (solid curve) in the substrate upon using radially polarized light. Also shown is the normalized intensity distribution (dashed curve). Here we have used α = 80 ° and λ = 0.5 μm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Normalized magnetization distribution (solid curve) in the substrate resulting from the two-beam setup in Fig. 1 where one beam contains a phase singularity. Also shown is the normalized intensity distribution (dashed curve). Here we have used α = 20 ° and λ = 0.5 μm .

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E rad = E 0 I b e r + i E 0 I a e z ,
I a = 0 α B ( θ ) sin 2 θ J 0 ( k r sin θ ) d θ ,
I b = 0 α B ( θ ) sin θ cos θ J 1 ( k r sin θ ) d θ .
M r = 2 γ E 0 2 I a I b e ϕ ,
E 1 E 01 I c e x ,
E 2 i E 02 I d exp ( i ϕ ) e y ,
I c = 0 α B ( θ ) sin θ J 0 ( k r sin θ ) d θ ,
I d = 0 α B ( θ ) sin θ J 1 ( k r sin θ ) d θ .
M v = 2 γ E 01 E 02 I c I d exp ( i ϕ ) e z .

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