J. Phys. IV France
Volume 137, November 2006
Page(s) 165 - 168
Publié en ligne 23 décembre 2006
35th Winter School on Wave and Quantum Acoustics
J. Bodzenta, M. Dzida and T. Pustelny
J. Phys. IV France 137 (2006) 165-168

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006137034

Numerical assessment of the differential interference in the ion - exchange planar waveguides covered with ferronematic layer

C. Tyszkiewicz, T. Pustelny and R. Rogoziñski

Silesian University of Technology, Institute of Physics, 2 Krzywoustego Str., 44-100 Gliwice, Poland

(Published online 23 December 2006)

This paper presents a numerical assessment of the differential interferometry phenomenon in a planar waveguide structure with a ferronematic cover layer. Planar waveguides were fabricated in BK-7 glass slabs utilizing the ion exchange method from a solution of the AgNO3 in the NaNO3. Planar waveguides were coated with aligning polyimide resin layer that ensures the homeotropic alignment of the ferronematic layer. Ferronematic was composed of the nematic mixture and magnetite nanoparticles of mean diameter 12 nm. The differential interference is caused by the interaction of the magnetic field with the ferronematic layer. An influence of the optical and geometrical parameters of presented interferometer on a differential interferometry phenomenon is analysed.

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