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Towards liquid crystalline elastomer optically tunable photonic microstructures
Author(s): S. Nocentini; D. Martella; C. Parmeggiani; S. Zanotto; D. S. Wiersma
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we investigate the potentials of liquid crystalline elastomer microstructures for the realization of optically tunable photonic microstructures. While certain limitations regarding the compromise between feature size and structure warping have been observed, it turns out that the simultaneous presence of a refractive index tuning effect and of a shape tuning effect intrinsic to the LCE material can be harnessed to design tunable photonic devices with unique behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9920, Active Photonic Materials VIII, 992025 (16 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239404
Show Author Affiliations
S. Nocentini, European Lab. for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (Italy)
D. Martella, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
C. Parmeggiani, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR (Italy)
European Lab. for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (Italy)
S. Zanotto, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR (Italy)
European Lab. for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (Italy)
D. S. Wiersma, European Lab. for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9920:
Active Photonic Materials VIII
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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