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Liquid crystal technology development for telecommunication applications
Author(s): Desmond L. Seekola; Shanti Cavanaugh
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Paper Abstract

For more than two decades, liquid crystal (LC) technology has proved to be highly reliable in information display, military, and medical applications. The unique characteristics of liquid-crystal-based components make them ideally suited for application to the telecommunications industry where they are currently being developed for high-bit-rate optical switches and other novel products. Previous application of liquid crystal components tended to focus on the visible part of the optical spectrum. This paper focuses on the electro-optic properties and applicability of the LC twisted nematic mode for optical switching components in the near IR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4107, Liquid Crystals IV, (24 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405320
Show Author Affiliations
Desmond L. Seekola, SpectraSwitch, Inc. (United States)
Shanti Cavanaugh, SpectraSwitch, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4107:
Liquid Crystals IV
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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