Direct-UV-written liquid crystal tunable planar Bragg Gratings exhibit complex wavelength tuning with threshold points and hysteresis. We discuss the role of disclinations in the liquid crystal and whether they may allow faster wavelength tuning.
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B. D. Snow, F. R. Adikan, J. C. Gates, C. B. Gawith, A. Dyadyusha, H. E. Major, M. Kaczmarek, and P. G. Smith, "Controlling Disclinations in Liquid Crystal Planar Bragg Gratings," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JTuA19.
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