Polarization switching and nonreciprocity in symmetric and asymmetric magnetophotonic multilayers with nonlinear defect
Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2012
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A one-dimensional magnetophotonic crystal with a nonlinear defect placed either symmetrically or asymmetrically inside the structure is considered. Simultaneous effects of time-reversal nonreciprocity and nonlinear spatial asymmetry in the structure are studied. Bistable response is demonstrated in a such system, accompanied by abrupt polarization switching between two circular or elliptical polarizations for transmitted and reflected waves. The effect is explained in terms of field localization at defect-mode spectral resonances and can be used in the design of thin-film optical isolators and polarization transformation devices.
|Journal||Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: 5|