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
AbstractWe 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.
|Journal series||Journal of Optics, ISSN 2040-8978 [2040-8986]|
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|Keywords in English||Guided 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|
|Score|| = 30.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
= 35.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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