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Discrete light propagation in microstructured fibers infiltrated with liquid crystals
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Paper Abstract

In this report, the results of theoretical analyses on the light guidance in the microstructured fibers infiltrated with liquid crystalline materials are presented. More precisely, the analyzed photonic structure is considered as 2D optical lattice (i.e., matrix of the mutually parallel waveguide channels) allowing thus the light to be switched (tunneled) between adjacent channels, as predicted by the series of the numerical simulations performed. The latter are based on the finite difference beam propagation method with the Crank-Nicholson scheme applied. It has been demonstrated that different scenarios for discrete light propagation can be obtained, depending on the internal and external factors governing geometrical and optical properties of both the light beam and the fiber. Our findings pave the way for all-optical switching to be successfully developed in the future practical photonic devices.

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Date Published: 18 December 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8697, 18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 86971F (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2006148
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Katarzyna A. Rutkowska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Kamil Orzechowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8697:
18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jan Peřina Jr.; Libor Nozka; Miroslav Hrabovský; Dagmar Senderáková; Waclaw Urbańczyk; Ondrej Haderka; Libor Nožka, Editor(s)

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