Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 39, Issue 10, pp 913–925

Spectral properties of liquid crystal photonic bandgap fibres with splay-aligned mesogens

Authors

    • Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e SistemisticaUniversitá di Bologna
  • Thomas Tanggaard Alkeskjold
    • COM·DTU, Department of Communications, Optics and MaterialsTechnical University of Denmark
  • Lara Scolari
    • COM·DTU, Department of Communications, Optics and MaterialsTechnical University of Denmark
  • Anders Bjarklev
    • COM·DTU, Department of Communications, Optics and MaterialsTechnical University of Denmark
  • Paolo Bassi
    • Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica e SistemisticaUniversitá di Bologna
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11082-007-9132-2

Cite this article as:
Tartarini, G., Alkeskjold, T.T., Scolari, L. et al. Opt Quant Electron (2007) 39: 913. doi:10.1007/s11082-007-9132-2

Abstract

Through a detailed electromagnetic analysis we investigate the characteristics of liquid crystal infiltrated photonic crystal Fibers guiding by the Photonic Bandgap effect. The analysis, carried out using the Finite Element Method and including also material dispersion effects, puts into evidence particular spectral features related to the so-called splay alignment of the molecules constituting the liquid crystal, the so called mesogens. Control of these features is of use in the design of new devices for sensing or telecommunication applications.

Keywords

Photonic crystal fibersPhotonic bandgapLiquid crystals Anisotropic materialsFinite element methodLeaky modes

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