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Liquid crystal microdroplet holograms for waveguide WDM applications
Author(s): Lawrence H. Domash
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Paper Abstract

Mechanisms of index control and dynamic gratings for single mode waveguides are reviewed. Electronically switchable Bragg gratings based on holographic polymerized polymer/liquid crystal composites stand out as a promising materials for waveguide and fiber optic applications with large index modulations, low intrinsic scattering, adequate switching speeds, and low cost grating formation. This combination of properties is not shared by semiconductors, electro-optic crystals or polymers, or bulk liquid crystal films.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3143, Liquid Crystals, (30 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290766
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Lawrence H. Domash, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3143:
Liquid Crystals
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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