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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 7549–7553

Optical-assembly periodic structure of ferrofluids in a liquid core/metal cladding optical waveguide

Xianping Wang, Cheng Yin, Jingjing Sun, Qingbang Han, Honggen Li, Minghuang Sang, Wen Yuan, and Zhuangqi Cao  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 31, pp. 7549-7553 (2013)

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We present a novel and simple mechanism for the fabrication of periodic microstructure based on a ferrofluids core/metal cladding optical waveguide chip. The ultrahigh-order modes excited in the millimeter scale guiding layer lead to the ordered particle aggregates in ferrofluids without applying a magnetic field. Since the absorption of photons by the extremely dilute ferrofluids is extremely small and the Soret effect is not noticeable, a tentative explanation in terms of the optical trapping effect is proposed. Furthermore, this scheme exhibits all-optically tunable reflectivity and lateral Goos–Hänchen shift, which potentially may be for practical use in novel optical devices.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2013
Published: October 28, 2013

Xianping Wang, Cheng Yin, Jingjing Sun, Qingbang Han, Honggen Li, Minghuang Sang, Wen Yuan, and Zhuangqi Cao, "Optical-assembly periodic structure of ferrofluids in a liquid core/metal cladding optical waveguide," Appl. Opt. 52, 7549-7553 (2013)

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