New nonlinear optical materials based on ferrofluids

J P Huang, K W Yu
2006 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
We exploit theoretically a new class of magneto-controlled nonlinear optical material based on ferrofluids in which ferromagnetic nanoparticles are coated with a nonmagnetic metallic nonlinear shell. Such an optical material can have anisotropic nonlinear optical properties and a giant enhancement of nonlinearity, as well as an attractive figure of merit.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/29/1/013 fatcat:ug6ofnfom5by5ozq6bq4dtezlq