Improved Magneto-Optical Imaging Films Employing Surface Plasmon Resonance

  • Vladimir Kochergin
  • Philip. R. Swinehart
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1007-8_43

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 142)
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Kochergin V., Swinehart P.R. (2004) Improved Magneto-Optical Imaging Films Employing Surface Plasmon Resonance. In: Johansen T.H., Shantsev D.V. (eds) Magneto-Optical Imaging. NATO Science Series (Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry), vol 142. Springer, Dordrecht

Abstract

Magneto-optical imagers convert magnetic field information to visual information with very high speed and high spatial and magnetic field resolutions. However, the performance requirements of the market place have gone beyond what older technology can deliver. Improved magneto-optical imaging films (MOIF) employing Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), present an opportunity to greatly enhance magnetic field imaging capabilities in science and industrial applications. The basis of the SPR-enhanced MOIF film and of a visualizer utilizing such films is the enhancement of the polarization rotation due to the interaction of the light with the surface plasmons excited across the MOIF film surface. The theory of SPR-enhancement of MOIF films was created, the fabrication procedure for SPR-enhanced MOIF films was developed and the enhancement of the imaging quality of the SPR-enhanced MOIF film over non-SPR-enhanced MOIF film was experimentally demonstrated.

Keywords

surface electromagnetic waves surface plasmon resonance magneto-optics imaging diffraction grating polarization iron garnet 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Kochergin
    • 1
  • Philip. R. Swinehart
    • 1
  1. 1.Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.WestervilleUSA

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