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|Title:||Integrated liquid crystal optical switch based on total internal reflection|
Chan, Kam Tai
Chan, Victor W. C.
Chan, Philip C. H.
Kwok, Hoi S.
Chan, Andy H. P.
Liquid crystal devices
Optical variables control
Optical design techniques
|Publisher:||American Institute of Physics|
|Source:||Applied physics letters, 2005, v. 86, 211108 p. 1-3|
|Abstract:||An optical switch structure which combines a planar lightwave circuit and liquid crystal is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The switching is realized by inducing total internal reflection through controlling the refractive index of the liquid crystal. The principle and the design of the integrated optical switch are described. Experimental results suggest that anchoring of the liquid crystal molecules on nonplanar structures is very crucial in affecting the switching performance.|
|Rights:||© 2005 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Zhang A. et al. Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 211108 (2005) and may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?APL/86/211108|
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