Due to their promising properties, surface magneto plasmons have attracted great interests in the field of plasmonics. Apart from flexible modulation of the plasmonic properties by an external magnetic field, surface magneto plasmons also promise nonreciprocal effect and multi-bands of propagation, which can be applied into the design of integrated plasmonic devices for biosensing and telecommunication applications. In the visible frequencies, hybrid nanodevices consisting of metals and magnetic materials based on surface magneto plasmon are proposed. In the infrared frequencies, highly-doped semiconductors can replace metals, owning to the lower incident wave frequencies and lower plasma frequencies. Furthermore, a promising 2D material-graphene shows great potential in infrared magnetic plasmonics. In this book chapter, we will review the magneto plasmonics with a focus on device designs and applications. We will give the basic theory of surface magneto plasmons propagating in different structures, including plane surface structures and slot waveguides. Based on the fundamental investigation and theoretical studies, we will illustrate various magneto plasmonic micro/nanodevices, such as tunable waveguides, filters, and beam-splitters. Novel plasmonic devices such as one-way waveguides and broad-band waveguides will also be introduced.
Part of the book: Plasmonics