Control of light polarization in structured cavities by a magnetic field -art. no. 201307

Citation
M. Bayer et al., Control of light polarization in structured cavities by a magnetic field -art. no. 201307, PHYS REV B, 6420(20), 2001, pp. 1307
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW B
ISSN journal
0163-1829 → ACNP
Volume
6420
Issue
20
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0163-1829(20011115)6420:20<1307:COLPIS>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
We demonstrate that the polarization of the optical modes in wirelike micro cavities formed by lithography can be controlled by an external magnetic fi eld, At zero field, these modes are split into two linearly polarized compo nents by the resonator geometry with a splitting which depends on the wire width and the mode index. A magnetic field causes these modes to become cir cularly polarized and their splittings to increase. These effects are shown to result from magnetic-field dependence of the dielectric function.