Plasmons reveal the direction of magnetization in nickel nanostructures

Ventsislav K. Valev, Alejandro V. Silhanek, Werner Gillijns, Yogesh Jeyaram, Hanna Paddubrouskaya, Alexander Volodin, Claudiu G. Biris, Nicolae C. Panoiu, Ben De Clercq, Marcel Ameloot, Oleg A. Aktsipetrov, Victor V. Moshchalkov, Thierry Verbiest

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We have applied the surface-sensitive nonlinear optical technique of magnetization-induced second harmonic generation (MSHG) to plasmonic, magnetic nanostructures made of Ni. We show that surface plasmon contributions to the MSHG signal can reveal the direction of the magnetization. Both the plasmonic and the magnetic nonlinear optical responses can be tuned; our results indicate novel ways to combine nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, and nanomagnetics and suggest the possibility for large magneto-chiral effects in metamaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalACS Nano
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2011


  • Magnetism
  • Metamaterial
  • Nano-optics
  • Nanostructures
  • Nickel
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Plasmon
  • Second harmonic generation


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