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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 3766–3772

Photonic band structure and transmission analysis of cholesteric blue phase II: electrostriction in the [100] direction

Yasuhiro Ogawa, Jun-ichi Fukuda, Hiroyuki Yoshida, and Masanori Ozaki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 3766-3772 (2014)

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Abstract: The photonic band structure and transmission properties of a cholesteric blue phase II liquid crystal, which is elongated in the [100] direction by electrostriction, are analyzed by finite-difference time-domain method. The simple cubic lattice deforms into a tetragonal lattice under the influence of an electric field, resulting in a change of the photonic band structure. Moreover, we show that the circular polarization dependence of the transmittance spectrum changes in an electric field, a behavior that has yet to be observed in experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2014
Published: February 10, 2014

Yasuhiro Ogawa, Jun-ichi Fukuda, Hiroyuki Yoshida, and Masanori Ozaki, "Photonic band structure and transmission analysis of cholesteric blue phase II: electrostriction in the [100] direction," Opt. Express 22, 3766-3772 (2014)

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