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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2743–2746

Surface modes in “photonic cholesteric liquid crystal–phase plate–metal” structure

S. Ya. Vetrov, M. V. Pyatnov, and I. V. Timofeev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 2743-2746 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002743


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Abstract

The light transmission spectrum has been calculated for a “cholesteric liquid crystal–phase plate–metal” structure. It is shown that the system can have an isolated waveguide surface mode with characteristics efficiently controllable by external fields acting on the cholesteric. The degree of localization of surface modes and the transmission coefficients have been found to differ considerably for the light of different polarizations.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 1, 2014
Published: April 29, 2014

Citation
S. Ya. Vetrov, M. V. Pyatnov, and I. V. Timofeev, "Surface modes in “photonic cholesteric liquid crystal–phase plate–metal” structure," Opt. Lett. 39, 2743-2746 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-9-2743


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