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A magneto-optical fiber device based on magnetic fluid-filled photonic crystal fiber
Author(s): Yi Huang; Xuekun Bai; Zhaopu Chai; Fufei Pang; Jianxiang Wen; Tingyun Wang
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Paper Abstract

Magneto-optical fiber plays an important role in magneto-optical devices. The fiber has larger Verdet constant will lead to a larger Faraday rotation per unit length fiber and applied field. In order to increase the magneto-optical characteristic, especially the Verdet constant of photonic crystal fiber, a magneto-optical fiber device based on combination of the magnetic fluid and the tunable photonic bandgap effect of photonic crystal fiber is proposed. The magnetic fluid is filled into the air holes of the cladding layer in the photonic crystal fiber using a new air pressure-filled method. Because the magnetic fluid prepared in this experiment has higher refractive index (>1.45), and is filled into the air-holes of photonic crystal fiber, as a result, the index guiding fiber is converted into photonic bandgap fiber. A magneto-optic system based on the Stokes polarization parameters method is designed which could analyze the Faraday effect. The corresponding Faraday rotation could be measured in the external magnetic field with different magnetic intensity by this magneto-optic system. The Faraday rotation of the photonic crystal fiber filled with magnetic fluid is approximately 5 times than that of the single mode optical fiber. The proposed magneto-optical fiber device takes full advantage of the ultrahigh sensitivity characteristic of photonic bandgap fiber and the large Verdet constant of magneto-optical fiber, can be used for high sensitive magnetic field sensor, magneto-optical switch, and magneto-optical modulator, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9620, 2015 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optical Sensors and Applications, 962013 (10 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2193330
Show Author Affiliations
Yi Huang, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Xuekun Bai, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Zhaopu Chai, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Fufei Pang, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Jianxiang Wen, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Tingyun Wang, Shanghai Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9620:
2015 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optical Sensors and Applications
Xuping Zhang; David Erickson; Xudong Fan; Zhongping Chen, Editor(s)

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