We consider chromatic dispersion of capillary tubes and photonic crystal fibers infiltrated with liquid crystals. A perturbative scheme for inclusion of material dispersion of both liquid crystal and the surrounding waveguide material is derived. The method is used to calculate the chromatic dispersion at different temperatures.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2006
Per Dalgaard Rasmussen, Jesper Lægsgaard, and Ole Bang, "Chromatic dispersion of liquid-crystal infiltrated capillary tubes and photonic crystal fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 2241-2248 (2006)