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Organic and hybrid tunable Bragg gratings for photonic devices
Author(s): G. Abbate; A. Marino; V. Tkachenko; F. Vita
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Paper Abstract

We present a survey on organic composite and hybrid materials suitable for a new family of optical devices like thermo- and electro-tunable multilayer mirrors, microcavities and optical filters. The main component is a tunable and/or switchable Bragg grating. Two different classes of materials have been realized, characterized, and designed in form of prototype devices, namely a) polymer-liquid crystal composite and b) liquid crystal infiltrated porous silicon. Different geometries and patterns can be envisaged, leading to different physical properties and a large number of device potentialities, most of them yet unexplored. Obtained results look promising for both material families, especially for the porous silicon one, which includes an inherent immediate integration with the electronic fabric technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6587, Liquid Crystals and Applications in Optics, 65870G (11 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724041
Show Author Affiliations
G. Abbate, CNR-INFM, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
A. Marino, INFM, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
V. Tkachenko, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
F. Vita, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6587:
Liquid Crystals and Applications in Optics
Milada Glogarova; Peter Palffy-Muhoray; Martin Copic, Editor(s)

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