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Nonlinear magneto-optics
Author(s): Allan D. Boardman; K. Xie; R. Wallis
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Paper Abstract

Extrinsic and intrinsic nonlinear magneto-optics are introduced through the use of layered structures. Longitudinal magneto-optic configurations are selected to promote the maximum coupling of field components. In the extrinsic calculations, linear magneto-optic layers are deployed with varying degrees of complexity in structures that have components that can become optically nonlinear. The properties of spatial solutions are investigated theoretically using a Lagrangian variational procedure. Interesting arrangements are discussed for general polarization interaction based on a magnetic field distribution that varies both along and transversely t the propagation direction. Finally, intrinsic nonlinear magneto- optics is briefly discussed, which uses a photoinduced nonlinear Faraday effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3733, ICONO '98: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Coherent Optics in Information Technologies, (28 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.340054
Show Author Affiliations
Allan D. Boardman, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
K. Xie, Univ. of Salford (United Kingdom)
R. Wallis, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3733:
ICONO '98: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena and Coherent Optics in Information Technologies
Sergei S. Chesnokov; Valerii P. Kandidov; Nikolai I. Koroteev, Editor(s)

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