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Tailoring magneto-optical properties of magnetoplasmonic systems through nanostructuration

Abstract : This PhD dissertation deals with the tuning of the magneto-optical (MO) response of three different magnetoplasmonic systems by using different nanostructuration schemes. They are structures based on SPPs, LSPs and RIfS, respectively. The manipulation of MO activity to be used in biosensors and to improve the sensitivity is also discussed. The first system is thin-film SPP structure consisting of magnetic and plasmonic layers, where the magnetic part is nanostructured multilayers with controlled uni-axial anisotropy. The uni-axial anisotropic properties of the multilayered magnetic materials were clearly reflected on the plasmonic properties of the system. An enhancement in the MO activity can be used to improve the sensitivity of the sensors based on this structure. The second system is a LSP-based magnetoplasmonic structure consisting of Au nanoparticle arrays and continuous magnetic layers. It is demonstrated that a dielectric layer in between Au nanoparticles and ferromagnetic layers is indispensable in order to preserve the plasmonic resonance. The thickness of magnetic layers has an effect on the plasmonic property, which can be further used to tune the MO activity. The third system is a hybrid RIfS structure with a magnetoplasmonic multilayer Ag/ITO/CoFeB/ITO/Ag deposited on a nanoporous AAO substrate. The RIfS signal depends on both the size and the length of the nanopores. The diameter of the nanopores also affects the MO response by generating a reversal in the sign of the Kerr loops. This can be viewed as the tuning factor of MO activity of the structure.
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Xiaokun Ding. Tailoring magneto-optical properties of magnetoplasmonic systems through nanostructuration. Optics / Photonic. Ecole Centrale de Lille, 2017. English. ⟨NNT : 2017ECLI0001⟩. ⟨tel-01688346⟩

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