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Optics in Magnetic Multilayers and Nanostructures

1st Edition

By Stefan Visnovsky

CRC Press

560 pages | 52 B/W Illus.

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In the continuing push toward optical computing, the focus remains on finding and developing the right materials. Characterizing materials, understanding the behavior of light in these materials, and being able to control the light are key players in the search for suitable optical materials. Optics in Magnetic Multilayers and Nanostructures presents an accessible introduction to optics in anisotropic magnetic media.

While most of the literature presents only final results of the complicated formulae for the optics in anisotropic media, this book provides detailed explanations and full step-by-step derivations that offer insight into the procedure and reveal any approximations. Based on more than three decades of experimental research on the subject, the author explains the basic concepts of magnetooptics; nonreciprocal wave propagation; the simultaneous effect of crystalline symmetry and arbitrarily oriented magnetization on the form of permittivity tensors; spectral dependence of permittivity; multilayers at polar, longitudinal, transverse, and arbitrary magnetization; the effect of normal or near-normal incidence on multilayers; and anisotropic multilayer gratings.

Making the subject of magnetooptics and anisotropic media approachable by the nonspecialist, Optics in Magnetic Multilayers and Nanostructures serves as an ideal introduction to newcomers and an indispensable reference for seasoned researchers.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

History

Magnetized Medium

Propagation Parallel to Magnetization

Voigt Effect

Propagation in Anisotropic Media

Reflection at an Arbitrary Angle of Incidence

Multilayer Response

References

MATERIAL TENSORS

Introduction

Tensors in Magnetic Crystals

Rotation About an Axis

Frequency Dependence

Lorentz-Drude Model

Semiclassical Susceptibility

References

ANISOTROPIC MULTILAYERS

Introduction

Proper Modes

Matrix Representation of Planar Structures

Waves in Isotropic Regions

Reflection and Transmission

Single Interface

References

POLAR MAGNETIZATION

Introduction

Normal Incidence

Analytical Formula

Magnetic Superlattices

Oblique Incidence

References

LONGITUDINAL MAGNETIZATION

Introduction

Transfer Matrix

Magnetic Film-Magnetic Substrate System

Approximate Solution for the Oblique Incidence

References

TRANSVERSE MAGNETIZATION

Introduction

M Matrix

Film-Substrate System at Transverse Magnetization

Waveguide TM Modes

References

NORMAL INCIDENCE

Introduction

Wave Equation

General M Matrix

Examples

Nearly Normal Incidence

References

ARBITRARY MAGNETIZATION

Introduction

Matrix Representation

Single Interface

Characteristic Matrix

Magnetic Film

Film-Spacer System

Transmission in a Film Substrate System

References

ANISOTROPIC MULTILAYER GRATINGS

Introduction

Fields in the Grating Region

Product of Series

Matrix Representation

Matrix Formulation of the Solution

Homogeneous Anisotropic Region

Transmission and Interface Matrices

Wave Diffraction on the Grating

Multilayer Periodic Structures

Isotropic Layers at Normal Incidence

Homogeneous Isotropic Layers at Oblique Incidence

References

APPENDIX A: CIRCULAR POLARIZATIONS

APPENDIX B: FRESNEL FORMULAE

APPENDIX C: ISOTROPIC MULTILAYERS

Film-Substrate System

Two-Layer System

APPENDIX D: SINGLE LAYER AT POLAR MAGNETIZATION

Single Interface

Single Layer

APPENDIX E: CHEBYSHEV POLYNOMIALS

APPENDIX F: PROPER VALUE EQUATION

INDEX

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI053000
SCIENCE / Optics
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics
TEC027000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Nanotechnology & MEMS