The optimization of multilayer one-dimensional (1-D) magnetophotonic crystals (MPCs) with multiple phase shifts, enabling their design to be tailored to practical photonics applications, is reported. The properties of sample optimized structures suitable for application in infrared intensity modulators are discussed. A novel scheme of high-resolution magnetic field sensing using MPCs is proposed. The effect of material absorption on spectral properties is shown.
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