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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2165–2171

Optical tuning of planar photonic crystals infiltrated with organic molecules

Pascale El-Kallassi, Rolando Ferrini, Libero Zuppiroli, Nicolas Le Thomas, Romuald Houdré, Audrey Berrier, Srinivasan Anand, and Anne Talneau  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2165-2171 (2007)

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The optical tuning of InP-based planar photonic crystals (PhCs) infiltrated with a photoresponsive liquid crystal system is presented. Photoinduced phase transitions of a liquid crystal blend doped with azobenzene molecules are used to tune the optical response of PhC cavities. This process is found to be reversible and stable. Several tuning conditions are analyzed in terms of the blend phase diagram.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry
(350.5130) Other areas of optics : Photochemistry

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2007
Published: August 7, 2007

Pascale El-Kallassi, Rolando Ferrini, Libero Zuppiroli, Nicolas Le Thomas, Romuald Houdré, Audrey Berrier, Srinivasan Anand, and Anne Talneau, "Optical tuning of planar photonic crystals infiltrated with organic molecules," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2165-2171 (2007)

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