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Non-diffractive Sub-wavelength Wave Beams in a Medium with Externally Controlled Anisotropy
Andrei Slavin
Department of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester (USA)
Wed, Dec. 05th 2012, 11:00
SPEC Salle Itzykson, Bât.774, Orme des Merisiers

It is predicted and experimentally demonstrated that in a medium with externally induced anisotropy a wave source of a sufficiently small size can excite practically non-diffractive wave beams with stable sub-wavelength transverse aperture.  The direction of the beam propagation is controlled by rotating the induced anisotropy axis. Non-diffractive wave beam propagation, reflection, and scattering, as well as the  beam steering have been directly observed by optically probing dipolar spin waves in yttrium iron garnet films, where the uniaxial anisotropy was created by an in-plane bias magnetic field.

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