TITLE

Magnetically-modulated refractive index of magnetic fluid films

AUTHOR(S)
Yang, S. Y.; Chen, Y. F.; Horng, H. E.; Hong, Chin-Yih; Tse, W. S.; Yang, H. C.
PUB. DATE
December 2002
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/23/2002, Vol. 81 Issue 26, p4931
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We developed a setup to probe the refractive index of the magnetic fluid films under external magnetic fields. This setup possesses a high resolution of 0.0001 in the measured refractive index. It was found that the refractive index of the magnetic fluid depends linearly on the concentration of the dilute magnetic fluid under zero field. For a given magnetic fluid film, the refractive index increases with the increasing field strength over a critical value, and then becomes saturated as the field reaches around 200 Oe. It is noteworthy that the magnetically modulated refractive index of the magnetic fluid films could have great potential in electro-optical applications.
ACCESSION #
8691559

 

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