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Tunable properties of liquid crystal filled photonic crystal fibers
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The electronic tunability of ferroelectric liquid crystal filled photonic crystal fibers is experimentally demonstrated in the wavelength range of 1500 nm - 1600 nm. The tunability is achieved by applying electric field onto the ferroelectric liquid crystal infiltrated photonic crystal fiber. Tuning of the fiber propagation properties is achieved due to re-orientation of ferroelectric liquid crystal molecules on the application of the applied electric field. Such fibers could find applications in the fabrication of fast, low loss, cost effective and highly efficient in-fiber tunable devices to be used in the telecom wavelength range.

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Date Published: 27 April 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7316, Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications VI, 73161E (27 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820113
Show Author Affiliations
Sunish Mathews, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Yuliya Semenova, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Ginu Rajan, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Gerald Farrell, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7316:
Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications VI
Eric Udd; Henry H. Du; Anbo Wang, Editor(s)

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