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Orientational control of light propagation in liquid crystal waveguides
Author(s): Sergei Slussarenko; Giancarlo Abbate; Jose Manuel Oton
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Paper Abstract

A new method of light propagation control in planar waveguides filled by nematic liquid crystals is reported. Permanent deviation has been achieved by light induced reorientation of a selected area of dye-doped liquid crystal cells. Reversible deviation has been achieved by inducing Bragg reflection on the excited mode of the waveguide. The Bragg diffraction grating is produced by the liquid crystal itself, using short-pitch interleaved electrodes.

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Date Published: 3 December 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5257, Ninth International Conference on Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals, (3 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.545842
Show Author Affiliations
Sergei Slussarenko, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Giancarlo Abbate, INFM-Univ. di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
Jose Manuel Oton, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5257:
Ninth International Conference on Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals
Gertruda V. Klimusheva; Andrey G. Iljin; Sergey A. Kostyukevych, Editor(s)

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