Ferrofluidic sensitive element in fiber optics

I.V. Pleshakov, P. M. Agruzov


This article discusses problems related to the use of ferrofluid, infiltrated in a microstructured optical fiber and controlled by an external magnetic field. It summarizes the results obtained by the authors on a fiber filled with this substance and subjected to harmonic or impulse field action. It is shown that magneto-optical effects are observed here, which significant for designing tunable fiber elements.


fiber optics; ferrofluid; magnetic fluid; magnetic control

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