All-optical and electro-optical switches based on the interaction with disclination lines in chiral nematic liquid crystals

Urszula Laudyn , Michał Kwaśny , Filip A. Sala , Miroslaw A. Karpierz

Abstract

We outline the main features of spatial solitons called nematicons in chiral nematic liquid crystal confined in a wedge cell. We focus on electro-optic readdressing via the interaction with the disclination line to obtain highly steerable beam propagation. Nematicons can be effectively deviated by using the electro-optics response of the medium leading to voltage-control reconfiguration of light-induced guided-wave circuits and signal readdressing. © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Author Urszula Laudyn ZOiF
Urszula Laudyn,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, Michał Kwaśny ZOiF
Michał Kwaśny,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, Filip A. Sala ZOiF
Filip A. Sala,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, Miroslaw A. Karpierz ZOiF
Miroslaw A. Karpierz,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
Journal seriesJournal of Optics, ISSN 2040-8978 [2040-8986]
Issue year2016
Vol18
No5
Pages054011_1-054011_8
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in EnglishGuided electromagnetic wave propagation; Liquid crystals; Liquids; Optical switches; Solitons, Chiral nematic liquid crystals; Control reconfiguration; Disclination lines; Electro-optical switches; Guided-wave circuits; Light-induced; Spatial solitons; Wedge cells, Nematic liquid crystals
DOIDOI:10.1088/2040-8978/18/5/054011
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Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score [Punktacja MNiSW] = 30.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) [Punktacja MNiSW (2013-2016)] = 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor [Impact Factor WoS]: 2016 = 1.741 (2) - 2016=1.788 (5)
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