Title

Liquid crystal parameter analysis for tunable photonic bandgap fiber devices

Authors

Authors

J. Weirich; J. Laegsgaard; L. Wei; T. T. Alkeskjold; T. X. Wu; S. T. Wu;A. Bjarklev

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

ELECTRICAL CONTROL; OPTICAL-DEVICES; Optics

Abstract

We investigate the tunability of splay-aligned liquid crystals for the use in solid core photonic crystal fibers. Finite element simulations are used to obtain the alignment of the liquid crystals subject to an external electric field. By means of the liquid crystal director field the optical permittivity is calculated and used in finite element mode simulations. The suitability of liquid crystal photonic bandgap fiber devices for filters, wave-plates or sensors is highly dependent on the tunability of the transmission spectrum. In this contribution we investigate how the bandgap tunability is determined by the parameters of the liquid crystals. This enables us to identify suitable liquid crystals for tunable photonic bandgap fiber devices. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

18

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4074

Last Page

4087

WOS Identifier

WOS:000275454100109

ISSN

1094-4087

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