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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 16492–16498

Optical switching of near infrared light transmission in metamaterial-liquid crystal cell structure

Boyoung Kang, J.H. Woo, E. Choi, Hyun-Hee Lee, E.S. Kim, J. Kim, Tae-Jong Hwang, Young-Soon Park, D.H. Kim, and J. W. Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 16492-16498 (2010)

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A metamaterial-liquid crystal cell structure is fabricated with the metamaterial as one of the liquid crystal alignment layers. Nano-sized double-split ring resonator in the metamaterial accommodates two distinct resonances in the near infrared regime. By adopting an azo-nematic liquid crystal in a twisted nematic liquid crystal cell structure, a photo-isomerization process is utilized to achieve an optical switching of light transmissions between two resonances. A single device of the metamaterial-liquid crystal cell structure has a potential application in the photonic switching in optical fiber telecommunications.

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(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

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Original Manuscript: June 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2010
Published: July 21, 2010

Boyoung Kang, J. H. Woo, E. Choi, Hyun-Hee Lee, E. S. Kim, J. Kim, Tae-Jong Hwang, Young-Soon Park, D. H. Kim, and J. W. Wu, "Optical switching of near infrared light transmission in metamaterial-liquid crystal cell structure," Opt. Express 18, 16492-16498 (2010)

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