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Preparation of liquid crystal optical fibers
Author(s): Pawel Mergo; Jan Wojcik; Barbara Janoszczyk; Krzysztof Poturaj
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Paper Abstract

We have made 12 preparations of different optical fibers with circular (diameter 5 micrometer) and elliptical (4 X 18 micrometer) cores made of liquid crystals. We have elaborated drawing of capillaries of suitable dimensions from quartz glass and we have constructed a few stations for successive stages of preparation and measurement of these fibers. We have examined influence of hydroxylation of capillary's inner surface and coating it by polyimide or polyvinyl alcohol on quality of prepared liquid crystal fibers. Acquired relationships for one kind of liquid crystal allowed creation of general rules of preparation of liquid crystals optical fibers. These general rules will surely fit other kinds of liquid crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4425, Selected Papers from the International Conference on Optoelectronic Information Technologies, (12 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429740
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Pawel Mergo, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Jan Wojcik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Barbara Janoszczyk, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Krzysztof Poturaj, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4425:
Selected Papers from the International Conference on Optoelectronic Information Technologies
Sergey V. Svechnikov; Volodymyr P. Kojemiako; Sergey A. Kostyukevych, Editor(s)

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