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Technology of substrate of liquid crystal core fibers with nickel electrodes
Author(s): Jan Wojcik; Lidia Czyzewska; Joanna Warda; Pawel Nosek; Aleksander Walewski; Barbara Janoszczyk
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Paper Abstract

Liquid crystal circular core optical fibers cannot have a stable structure of arrangement because of misfit of core geometry and properties of liquid crystals. Fibers of high ellipticity of core are much better in this case but controlling the state and degree of arrangement of a liquid crystal by external electric field requires application of high voltage. The work presents the technology of substrate of liquid crystal core fibers in the form of quartz glass capillaries with highly elliptic central hole and two additional holes placed at both sides of the central one along the fiber. On the surface of side holes layers of nickel were deposited by thermal decomposition of nickel carbonyl from a gaseous phase. Substrates 2 m long with dimensions of central hole 4 x 18 μm were obtained and characterized. The produced substrates may allow preparation of a new generation of liquid crystal core fibers. The work also presents the design of laboratory scale apparatus for preparation of a new generation of liquid crystal core fibers. The work also presents the design of laboratory scale apparatus for preparation of nickel carbonyl as well as conditions of its synthesis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5576, Lightguides and their Applications II, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.581624
Show Author Affiliations
Jan Wojcik, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Lidia Czyzewska, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Joanna Warda, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Pawel Nosek, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Aleksander Walewski, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)
Barbara Janoszczyk, Maria Curie-Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5576:
Lightguides and their Applications II
Jan Wojcik; Waldemar Wojcik, Editor(s)

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