Polarization proximity effect in isolator crystal pairs

Y. Linzon, M. Ferrera, L. Razzari, A. Pignolet, R. Morandotti

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Abstract

We experimentally study the polarization dynamics (orientation and ellipticity) of near infrared light transmitted through magnetooptic Yttrium Iron Garnet isolator crystal pairs using a modified balanced detection scheme. When the pair separation is in the sub-millimeter range, we observed a proximity effect in which the saturation field is reduced by up to 20%. Calculations using a 1D model suggest that the proximity effect originates from magnetostatic interactions between the dipole moments of the isolator crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20094 Jun 2009

Publication series

Name2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009

Conference

Conference2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, CLEO/QELS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period2/06/094/06/09

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