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Linear properties of photonic crystal fibers filled with nematic liquid crystals
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Paper Abstract

In this paper the tunable properties of the photonic liquid crystal fibers are analyzed. Both numerical and experimental results on the linear light propagation in the photonic crystal fiber filled with the glycerin-water solution and with 6CHBT nematics are presented. Investigated fiber called as photonic liquid crystal fiber combines the passive photonic crystal fiber host structure and an active nematic liquid crystal material. Such a photonic structure, with a periodic modulation of refractive index, which could be additionally controlled by the temperature and by the optical power, allows for the study of discrete optical phenomena.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6608, Lightguides and Their Applications III, 660804 (9 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739314
Show Author Affiliations
Katarzyna A. Brzdąkiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Urszula A. Laudyn, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Mirosław A. Karpierz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz R. Woliński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jan Wójcik, Maria Curie Skłodowska Univ. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6608:
Lightguides and Their Applications III

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