Title

A One‐Way Mirror: High‐Performance Terahertz Optical Isolator Based on Magnetoplasmonics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2018

Keywords

magnetoplasmonics, nonreciprocal, optical isolators, terahertz nonreciprocal isolators

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201800572

Abstract

The magneto‐optical properties of conduction electrons in InSb in Voigt geometry at oblique incidence angles are explored. In parallel magnetic field, the oblique incidence reflectance exhibits high nonreciprocity, while the transmittance remains reciprocal. This phenomenology, combined with the unique magnetoplasmonic properties of InSb (high electron mobility, low effective mass, and temperature‐tunable bulk plasma frequency), allows the design of a simple and high‐performance THz optical isolator that works directly with linearly polarized light. It is demonstrated that the isolation power of the device exceeds 35 dB with the insertion loss of only −6.2 dB. The simplicity of the isolator design is unmatched among the proposed THz isolator concepts to date.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Advanced Optical Materials, v. 6, issue 19, art. 1800572

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