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Optical Engineering

Liquid-crystal photonic applications
Author(s): Jeroen Beeckman; Kristiaan Neyts; Pieter J. M. Vanbrabant
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Paper Abstract

Liquid crystals are nowadays widely used in all types of display applications. However their unique electro-optic properties also make them a suitable material for nondisplay applications. We will focus on the use of liquid crystals in different photonic components: optical filters and switches, beam-steering devices, spatial light modulators, integrated devices based on optical waveguiding, lasers, and optical nonlinear components. Both the basic operating principles as well as the recent state-of-the art are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2011
PDF: 18 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(8) 081202 doi: 10.1117/1.3565046
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Jeroen Beeckman, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Kristiaan Neyts, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Pieter J. M. Vanbrabant, Univ. Gent (Belgium)


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