Special Issue "Applications of Magneto-Optical Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
The use of magneto-optical materials in numerous devices and applications in diverse areas has been proposed, including isolators, circulators, modulators, optical switching, imaging, sensing, signal processing, data storage, quantum information, wave plates, phase shifting, nanoantennas, gyroscopes, and electromagnetic cloaks. In 1992, Betzig et al. demonstrated high density data storage in thin-film magneto-optical materials using near-field scanning optical microscopy. In 2005, Leuenberger, et al. proposed the quantum teleportation of many-qubit electron spin states based on a conditional single-photon Faraday rotation. In 2013, Davoyan and Engheta theoretically demonstrated a nanoscale miniaturized three-port circulator based on magnetoplasmonics. In the same year, Kort-Kamp et al. theoretically proposed the use of magneto-optical materials for tunable plasmonic cloaks that can be switched on and off or tuned to different operating frequencies. In 2014, Chou et al. used a ferromagnetic surface plasmon grating with an enhanced transverse magneto-optical Kerr effect to demonstrate highly sensitive molecular detection in a fluid medium. In 2015, Meda, et al. used a ghost imaging technique for the high quality magneto-optical imaging of samples under extreme conditions. In 2016, Baryshev and Merzlikin demonstrated a tunable plasmonic wave plate based on the magneto-optical effect. In 2017, Nakamura, et al. developed a magneto-optical modulator for the repetition frequency stabilization of optical frequency combs. Also in 2017, Karki et al. demonstrated thin-film magnetless Faraday rotators with 0.09 dB insertion loss and a 20 dB isolation ratio on silicon photonic substrates for possible application to on-chip optical isolators. In 2018, Higo et al. reported the first observation of the magneto-optical Kerr effect in an antiferromagnetic metal and used the effect to image magnetic octupole domains. These are only a glimpse of the large body of existing work in the field and do not represent by any means many other invaluable works. They are purely intended to provide a sense of what kind of devices and applications have been imagined so far using magneto-optical materials.
This Special Issue aims to explore novel theoretical and experimental proposals for the application of magneto-optical materials that are not only scientifically intriguing but also technologically relevant. The submission of papers is encouraged on miniaturized and/or magnetless on-chip optical isolators, circulators, and modulators. The miniaturization of these devices is key to next generation photonic integrated circuits. Other topics of interest include magneto-optical metamaterials, tunable magneto-optical devices, imaging, magnetoplasmonics, quantum information, and the inverse Faraday effect, among others.
Prof. Dr. Durdu Guney
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- magneto-optical effect
- Faraday effect
- Kerr effect