We demonstrate a tenfold resonant enhancement of magneto-optical effects in perpendicularly magnetized [Co/Pt](N) nanodots mediated by the excitation of optimized plasmon modes. Two magnetoplasmonic systems are considered: square arrays of [Co/Pt](N) nanodots on glass and identical arrays on a Au/SiO2 bilayer. On glass, the optical and magneto-optical spectra of the nanodot arrays are dominated by the excitation of a surface lattice resonance (SLR), whereas on Au/SiO2, a narrow surface plasmon polariton (SPP) resonance tailors the spectra further. Both the SLR and SPP modes are magneto-optically active leading to an enhancement of the Kerr angle. We detail the dependence of optical and magneto-optical spectra on the number of Co/Pt bilayer repetitions, the nanodot diameter, and the array period, offering design rules on how to maximize and spectrally tune the magneto-optical response of perpendicularly magnetized [Co/Pt](N) nanodots.
- CURRENT-DRIVEN DYNAMICS