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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 8 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1585–1587

Focus issue introduction: liquid crystal materials for photonic applications

Wei Lee and Shin-Tson Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 8, pp. 1585-1587 (2011)

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This special issue, “Liquid Crystal Materials for Photonic Applications,” within the December 2011 publication of Optical Materials Express, highlights recent advances in liquid crystal material research. It features a collection of articles on materials and device properties of blue-phase liquid crystals, dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals, dispersions in nematic and chiral nematic liquid crystals, and of mesophase–polymer composites.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media

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Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Published: November 29, 2011

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Wei Lee and Shin-Tson Wu, "Focus issue introduction: liquid crystal materials for photonic applications," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1585-1587 (2011)

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  11. S. Yabu, H. Yoshida, G. Lim, K. Kaneko, Y. Okumura, N. Uehara, H. Kikuchi, and M. Ozaki, “Dual frequency operation of a blue phase liquid crystal,” Opt. Mater. Express1(8), 1577–1584 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1577 .
  12. I. P. Ilchishin, L. N. Lisetski, and T. V. Mykytiuk, “Reversible phototuning of lasing frequency in dye doped cholesteric liquid crystal and ways to improve it [Invited],” Opt. Mater. Express1(8), 1484–1493 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1484 .
  13. C.-T. Wang and T.-H. Lin, “Bistable reflective polarizer-free optical switch based on dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystal [Invited],” Opt. Mater. Express1(8), 1457–1462 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1457 .
  14. C. P. Jisha, K.-C. Hsu, Y.Y. Lin, J.-H. Lin, K.-P. Chuang, C.-Y. Tai, and R.-K. Lee, “Phase separation and pattern instability of laser-induced polymerization in liquid-crystal-monomer mixtures,” Opt. Mater. Express1(8), 1494–1501 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1494 .
  15. E. Ouskova, J. Vapaavuori, and M. Kaivola, “Self-orienting liquid crystal doped with polymer-azo-dye complex,” Opt. Mater. Express1(8), 1463–1470 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1463 .
  16. A. T. Juhl, D.-K. Yang, V. P. Tondiglia, L. V. Natarajan, T. J. White, and T. J. Bunning, “Ordering of glass rods in nematic and cholesteric liquid crystals,” Opt. Mater. Express1(8), 1536–1547 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1536 .
  17. D.-P. Cai, H.-Y. Pan, J.-F. Tsai, H.-K. Chiu, S.-C. Nian, S. H. Chang, C.-C. Chen, and C.-C. Lee, “Liquid crystal infiltrated waveguide with distributed Bragg reflectors,” Opt. Mater. Express1(8), 1471–1477 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-8-1471 .

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