November 6, 2014

Magneto-optic responses boosted by plasmons



OndřejVlašín, OanaPascu, Anna Roig, and GervasiHerranz

Phys. Rev. Applied 2, 054003 (2014)  DOI:


We show that very diluted dispersions of ferromagnetic metal nanoparticles in diamagnetic hosts show a large, linear response under an applied magnetic field, which is of interest for emerging applications in sensing, integrated optical communications, and magneto-optical current transformers and transducers.  We present also a theory that describes accurately these results and that can be further extended to describe the optical properties of e.g., metal inclusions in polymers or glasses.

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