Influence of the Plasmonic Nanodisk Positions Inside a Magnetic Medium on the Faraday Effect Enhancement

Alexey N. Kuzmichev*, Daria A. Sylgacheva, Mikhail A. Kozhaev, Denis M. Krichevsky, Alexander N. Shaposhnikov, Vladimir N. Berzhansky, Francisco Freire-Fernández, Huajun J. Qin, Olena E. Popova, Niels Keller, Sebastiaan Van Dijken, Alexander I. Chernov, Vladimir I. Belotelov

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Light localization by metal particles of nanometer size allows to not only control the propagation of light, but also enhance magneto-optical effects. The influence of the immersion of gold nanodisks inside a transparent magnetic medium, namely, Bi-substituted iron garnet, is investigated, and the optimal position of the nanoparticles within the magnetic material for a strong enhancement of the effect is unraveled. Three samples with periodic arrays of Au cylinders are studied: disks on the surface of the magnetic dielectric film, inside the magnetic film, and directly under the magnetic film. The largest enhancement of the Faraday effect mediated by a localized surface plasmon resonance takes place when nanodisks are submerged inside the magnetic film at a few nanometers below its upper surface. It is shown that the most prominent influence on the Faraday effect enhancement is provided by the magnetic medium between the nanodisks. The experimental results are in good agreement with the numerical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1900682
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters
Issue number4
Early online date1 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Faraday effect
  • iron garnets
  • magneto-optical effects
  • plasmonics


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