Magnetophotonic and Magnetoplasmonic Materials
We exploit the interaction of light with matter to obtain tailored spectral photonic responses. One strategy is based on 2D and 3D composite complex materials –photonic crystals– in which the matter is structured at the scale of the visible of near-infrared wavelengths. In this case, a photonic band structure emerges in which the optical responses dramatically increase at light wavelengths defined by the geometry. On the other hand, we exploit plasmon responses at metal/dielectric interfaces to obtain enhanced optical properties at specific frequencies. We thus combine magnetic materials with either photonic crystals or plasmon resonators to produce systems with customized magneto-optic spectral responses.
Selection of our recent publications:
- Ultrathin conformal coating for complex magneto-photonic structures. Nanoscale DOI: 10.1039/c1nr10959f (2011).
- Magnetophotonic Response of Three-Dimensional Opals. ACS NANO 5 2957 (2011).
- Magneto-Optical Characterization of Colloidal Dispersions. Application to Nickel Nanoparticles. Langmuir 26 12548 (2010).