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A magneto-electro-optical effect in a plasmonic nanowire material

A magneto-electro-optical effect in a plasmonic nanowire material
A magneto-electro-optical effect in a plasmonic nanowire material
Electro- and magneto-optical phenomena play key roles in photonic technology enabling light modulators, optical data storage, sensors and numerous spectroscopic techniques. Optical effects, linear and quadratic in external electric and magnetic field, are widely known and comprehensively studied. However, optical phenomena that depend on the simultaneous application of external electric and magnetic fields in conventional media are barely detectable and technologically insignificant. Here we report that a large reciprocal magneto-electro-optical effect can be observed in metamaterials. In an artificial chevron nanowire structure fabricated on an elastic nano-membrane the Lorentz force drives reversible transmission changes upon application of a fraction of a Volt when the structure is placed in a fraction-of-Tesla magnetic field. We show that magneto-electro-optical modulation can be driven to hundreds of thousands cycles per second promising applications in magneto-electro-optical modulators and field sensors at nano-Tesla levels
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Valente, João
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Ou, Jun-Yu
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Plum, Eric
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Youngs, Ian J.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Plum, Eric
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Youngs, Ian J.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Valente, João, Ou, Jun-Yu, Plum, Eric, Youngs, Ian J. and Zheludev, Nikolay I. (2015) A magneto-electro-optical effect in a plasmonic nanowire material. Nature Communications, 6, 7021. (doi:10.1038/ncomms8021).

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Electro- and magneto-optical phenomena play key roles in photonic technology enabling light modulators, optical data storage, sensors and numerous spectroscopic techniques. Optical effects, linear and quadratic in external electric and magnetic field, are widely known and comprehensively studied. However, optical phenomena that depend on the simultaneous application of external electric and magnetic fields in conventional media are barely detectable and technologically insignificant. Here we report that a large reciprocal magneto-electro-optical effect can be observed in metamaterials. In an artificial chevron nanowire structure fabricated on an elastic nano-membrane the Lorentz force drives reversible transmission changes upon application of a fraction of a Volt when the structure is placed in a fraction-of-Tesla magnetic field. We show that magneto-electro-optical modulation can be driven to hundreds of thousands cycles per second promising applications in magneto-electro-optical modulators and field sensors at nano-Tesla levels

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 March 2015
Published date: 24 April 2015
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 376557
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376557
PURE UUID: 31624ddc-82d0-4936-a47f-33c23e02828d
ORCID for Jun-Yu Ou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8028-6130
ORCID for Eric Plum: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1552-1840
ORCID for Nikolay I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 30 Apr 2015 10:05
Last modified: 26 Nov 2019 02:03

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Author: João Valente
Author: Jun-Yu Ou ORCID iD
Author: Eric Plum ORCID iD
Author: Ian J. Youngs

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