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Light propagation in liquid crystal fibers
Author(s): Tomasz R. Wolinski; Tomasz Nasilowski; Agnieszka Szymanska; Witold Konopka; Miroslaw A. Karpierz; Andrzej W. Domanski
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Paper Abstract

Propagation effects in liquid crystal-core optical fiber waveguides have been investigated. In theory, propagation properties of the TE01 and TM01 modes in the waveguide composed of a low-birefringence nematic liquid crystal acting as an optical-fiber core have been analyzed. The paper presents initial experimental transmission characteristics of the liquid crystal fiber subjected to the influence of electric external field perturbations. The experimental results have been compared with the theory in view of some typical optical fiber parameters suggesting a great potential of the liquid crystal-core fibers for environmental sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3731, Optical Fibers and Their Applications VI, (14 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348693
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz R. Wolinski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz Nasilowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Belgium)
Agnieszka Szymanska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Witold Konopka, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Miroslaw A. Karpierz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej W. Domanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3731:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications VI
Jan Dorosz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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