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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 5960–5965

Reconfigurable 1×2 wavelength selective switch using high birefringence nematic liquid crystals

Plinio Jesús Pinzón, Isabel Pérez, Carmen Vázquez, and José Manuel Sánchez Pena  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 25, pp. 5960-5965 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.005960


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Abstract

A reconfigurable 1×2 wavelength selective switch, based on a Lyot filter and high birefringence nematic liquid crystals, is proposed. Simulations and experimental results of a reconfigurable switch are reported. Insertion losses from 3.4 dB and rejection ratios up to 15 dB are obtained in a two input channel system at 560 and 621 nm. Control voltages of 0 to 3VRMS are used.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2012
Published: August 22, 2012

Citation
Plinio Jesús Pinzón, Isabel Pérez, Carmen Vázquez, and José Manuel Sánchez Pena, "Reconfigurable 1×2 wavelength selective switch using high birefringence nematic liquid crystals," Appl. Opt. 51, 5960-5965 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-25-5960


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