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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2010
  • pp: 2099–2104

Electro-optic characteristics of a transparent nanophotonic device based on carbon nanotubes and liquid crystals

Ranjith Rajasekharan, Qing Dai, and Timothy D. Wilkinson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 11, pp. 2099-2104 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.002099


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Abstract

We present electro-optic characteristics of a transparent nanophotonic device fabricated on quartz substrate based on multiwall carbon nanotubes and nematic liquid crystals (LCs). The nanotube electrodes spawn a Gaussian electric field to three dimensionally address the LC molecules. The electro- optic characteristics of the device were investigated to optimize the device performance and it was found that lower driving voltages were suitable for microlens array and phase modulation applications, while higher driving voltages with a holding voltage can be used for display-related applications.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2010
Published: April 5, 2010

Citation
Ranjith Rajasekharan, Qing Dai, and Timothy D. Wilkinson, "Electro-optic characteristics of a transparent nanophotonic device based on carbon nanotubes and liquid crystals," Appl. Opt. 49, 2099-2104 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-11-2099

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