We suggest a new design of magnetophotonic crystals. Microcavity-type magnetic photonic heterostructures exhibiting enhanced magneto-optical Faraday rotation have been fabricated. Such a heterostructure comprises an opal film (3D photonic crystals), a bismuth substituted iron garnet (Bi:YIG) spacer film acting as the defect layer, and a dielectric multilayer (1D photonic crystal). Localized mode was shown to exist in the photonic band gap as a result of resonant interference in heterostructures. The observed enhancement of Faraday rotation was more than three times as compared with that of the Bi:YIG constituent. We have also found that the heterostructures exhibit an unusual polarization-dependent response.
|Journal||Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2009|