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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
CLEO/QELS Poster Session I (JTuA)

Controlling Disclinations in Liquid Crystal Planar Bragg Gratings

Benjamin D. Snow, Faisal R. Adikan, James C. Gates, Corin B. Gawith, Andriy Dyadyusha, Huw E. Major, Malgosia Kaczmarek, and Peter G. Smith

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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.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

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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