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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 522–524

Tunable face-centered-cubic photonic crystal formed in holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystals

M. J. Escuti, J. Qi, and G. P. Crawford  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 522-524 (2003)

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We report on the fabrication and electro-optic measurements of face-centered-cubic (fcc) lattices in holographic polymer dispersed liquid-crystal materials. Four linearly polarized coherent plane waves were interfered to generate a fcc optical lattice that was subsequently and indefinitely recorded as an arrayed pattern of nanometer-sized liquid-crystal droplets (~50 nm) at lattice nodes within a polymer matrix. Observed transmission spectra and Kossel diffraction curves are consistent with fcc crystal structure. A completely reversible 2% wavelength shift of the (±111) stop band was observed on application of an electric field.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

M. J. Escuti, J. Qi, and G. P. Crawford, "Tunable face-centered-cubic photonic crystal formed in holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 28, 522-524 (2003)

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