Liquid crystal-oil-blends with modified nematic-isotropic transition temperatures were developed for electro-optical waveguides. Microsecond, low loss switching is demonstrated on devices designed to include such waveguides. These devices are operable at room temperature.
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F. Costache, M. Blasl, K. Bornhorst, A. Rieck, and H. Hartwig, "Integrated Electro-optical Switching with Phase-Modified Liquid Crystal Blends," in Advanced Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper IM4A.4.
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