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Spectral and polarization properties of microstructured liquid crystal fibers
Author(s): Tomasz R. Wolinski; Katarzyna Szaniawska; Slawomir Ertman; Piotr Lesiak; Andrzej W. Domanski; Roman Dabrowski; Edward Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki; Jan Wojcik
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Paper Abstract

Spectral and polarization properties of microstructured photonic crystal fibers filled with nematic liquid crystals characterized by either extremely low (of the order ~ 0.05) or higher (of the order ~ 0.3) material birefringence have been investigated. The photonic crystal fiber used as a host material was manufactured in Lublin, Poland and the nematic liquid crystals were introduced into the micro holes of the photonic crystal fiber by the capillary effect. Due to anisotropic properties of the obtained microstructured photonic liquid-crystal fiber, switching between different guiding mechanisms as well as novel spectral and polarization phenomena have been observed.

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Date Published: 20 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5936, Liquid Crystals IX, 59360S (20 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620779
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz R. Wolinski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Katarzyna Szaniawska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Slawomir Ertman, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Lesiak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej W. Domanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Roman Dabrowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Edward Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jan Wojcik, Maria Curie Sklodowska Univ. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5936:
Liquid Crystals IX
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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