Spectral modulation of a bistable liquid-crystal photonic structure by the polarization effect

Yu Cheng Hsiao, Yi Hong Zou, Ivan V. Timofeev, Victor Ya Zyryanov, Wei Lee

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Abstract

The light polarization has an effect on spectral properties of a multilayered photonic crystal infiltrated with a bistable chiral-tilted homeotropic nematic liquid crystal (LC) as a defect layer. By varying the direction of polarization of incident, linearly polarized light interacting with the birefringent LC, the tunability of defect modes in wavelength and amplitude and the broadening of the low-transmittance range can be realized in the transmission spectrum. The LC features two optically stable states and two voltage-sustained states. The bistability makes the device of low energy consumption. Such a hybrid can be used as not only a wavelength selector, optical shutter or multichannel switch but also a stopband-tunable device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-828
Number of pages8
JournalOptical Materials Express
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 26 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Spectral modulation of a bistable liquid-crystal photonic structure by the polarization effect. / Hsiao, Yu Cheng; Zou, Yi Hong; Timofeev, Ivan V.; Zyryanov, Victor Ya; Lee, Wei.

In: Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, No. 6, 26.07.2013, p. 821-828.

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Hsiao, Yu Cheng ; Zou, Yi Hong ; Timofeev, Ivan V. ; Zyryanov, Victor Ya ; Lee, Wei. / Spectral modulation of a bistable liquid-crystal photonic structure by the polarization effect. In: Optical Materials Express. 2013 ; Vol. 3, No. 6. pp. 821-828.
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