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Investigation of ferroelectric liquid crystal orientation in the silica microcapillaries
Author(s): D. Budaszewski; A. W. Domański; T. R. Woliński
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Paper Abstract

In the paper we present our recent results concerning the orientation of ferroelectric liquid crystal molecules inside silica micro capillaries. We have infiltrated the silica micro capillaries with experimental ferroelectric liquid crystal material W-260K synthesized in the Military University of Technology. The infiltrated micro capillaries were observed under the polarization microscope while both a polarizer and an analyzer were crossed. The studies on the orientation of ferroelectric liquid crystal molecules may contribute to further studies on behavior of this group of liquid crystal materials inside photonic crystal fiber. The obtained results may lead to design of a new type of fast optical fiber sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 87942B (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026034
Show Author Affiliations
D. Budaszewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. W. Domański, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
T. R. Woliński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8794:
Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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