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Analysis of light propagation mechanisms in photonic liquid crystal fibers
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Paper Abstract

The paper reports numerical analysis of light propagation in a photonic crystal fiber filled with a nematic liquid crystal. Such fiber is not only an advanced anisotropic structure, but also can experience a change in its light propagation mechanism: from index guiding to the photonic band gap mechanism. Both of these mechanisms can be extensively tuned due to variations of liquid crystals and silica glass refractive indices differences. The obtained numerical simulations are confirmed by experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6182, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III (i.e. V), 618220 (18 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664741
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Katarzyna Szaniawska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz Nasilowski, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Tomasz R. Wolinski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6182:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III (i.e. V)
Richard M. De La Rue; Pierre Viktorovitch; Ceferino Lopez; Michele Midrio, Editor(s)

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