Polarization proximity effect in isolator crystal pairs

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

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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 publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 31 May 20095 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


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