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Thermal optical nonlinearity in photonic crystal fibers filled with nematic liquid crystals doped with gold nanoparticles
Author(s): Piotr Lesiak; Daniel Budaszewski; Karolina Bednarska; Michał Wójcik; Piotr Sobotka; Miłosz Chychłowski; Tomasz R. Woliński
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Paper Abstract

In this work we studied a newly reported class of nonlinear effects observed in 5CB liquid crystals doped with gold nanoparticles (GNPs). The size of the GNP was determined by direct TEM imaging and by X-ray scattering of the diluted NP solution. GNPs was coated by thiols with the ratio of mesogenic to n-alkyl thiols varying from 1:2 to 1:1. The research involved comparing properties of both undoped and doped 5CB (nematic LC) by infiltrating LC cell and microholes of the photonic crystal fiber (PCF) separately. In our experiment the PCF fiber type LMA-10 made by NKT Photonics as host material has been used.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10228, Nonlinear Optics and Applications X, 102280N (16 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263978
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Piotr Lesiak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Daniel Budaszewski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Karolina Bednarska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Michał Wójcik, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Piotr Sobotka, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Miłosz Chychłowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz R. Woliński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10228:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications X
Mario Bertolotti; Joseph W. Haus; Alexei M. Zheltikov, Editor(s)

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