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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 16 — Aug. 13, 2004
  • pp: 1867–1869

Tunable diffraction of magnetic fluid films and its potential application in coarse wavelength-division multiplexing

Yen-Wen Huang, Ssu-Tse Hu, Shieh-Yueh Yang, Herng-Er Horng, Jung-Chun Hung, Chin-Yih Hong, Hong-Chang Yang, Cha-Hsin Chao, and Ching-Fuh Lin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 16, pp. 1867-1869 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001867


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Abstract

When an external magnetic field is applied parallel to the film surface of a magnetic fluid film, a high-quality one-dimensional periodic chain structure is formed when the field strength reaches a certain level. With a periodic chain structure in the magnetic fluid film, an incident light is diffracted onto the magnetic thin film. The results show that the one-dimensional periodic chain structure in the magnetic fluid film can serve as an optical grating. Further investigations reveal the feasibility of developing tunable coarse wavelength-division multiplexing by utilizing a periodic chain structure.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

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Yen-Wen Huang, Ssu-Tse Hu, Shieh-Yueh Yang, Herng-Er Horng, Jung-Chun Hung, Chin-Yih Hong, Hong-Chang Yang, Cha-Hsin Chao, and Ching-Fuh Lin, "Tunable diffraction of magnetic fluid films and its potential application in coarse wavelength-division multiplexing," Opt. Lett. 29, 1867-1869 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-16-1867


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