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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 1283–1288

Magnetic-field tunable defect modes in a photonic-crystal/liquid-crystal cell

Victor Ya. Zyryanov, Sergey A. Myslivets, Vladimir A. Gunyakov, Alexander M. Parshin, Vasily G. Arkhipkin, Vasily F. Shabanov, and Wei Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 1283-1288 (2010)

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Light transmission spectrum of a multilayer photonic crystal with a central liquid-crystal defect layer placed between crossed polarizers has been studied. Transmittance was varied due to the magnetically induced reorientation of the nematic director from homeotropic to planar alignment. Two notable effects were observed for this scheme: the spectral shift of defect modes corresponding to the extraordinary light wave and its superposition with the ordinary one. As a result, the optical cell allows controlling the intensity of interfering defect modes by applied magnetic field.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2009
Published: January 11, 2010

Victor Ya. Zyryanov, Sergey A. Myslivets, Vladimir A. Gunyakov, Alexander M. Parshin, Vasily G. Arkhipkin, Vasily F. Shabanov, and Wei Lee, "Magnetic-field tunable defect modes in a photonic-crystal/liquid-crystal cell," Opt. Express 18, 1283-1288 (2010)

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