Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 39, Issue 12–13, pp 1021–1032 | Cite as

Tunable highly birefringent solid-core photonic liquid crystal fibers

  • Tomasz R. Woliński
  • Aleksandra Czapla
  • Sławomir Ertman
  • Marzena Tefelska
  • Andrzej W. Domański
  • Edward Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki
  • Roman Dąbrowski
Article

Abstract

Experimental results of temperature-, electric field-, and hydrostatic-pressure-induced effects in solid-core highly birefringent photonic liquid crystal fibers are presented. Selective infiltration of the photonic crystal fibers with liquid crystals was found to induce birefringence axes switching resulting in a variety of tunable photonic liquid crystal fibers-based devices.

Keywords

Photonic crystal fibers Liquid crystals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz R. Woliński
    • 1
  • Aleksandra Czapla
    • 1
  • Sławomir Ertman
    • 1
  • Marzena Tefelska
    • 1
  • Andrzej W. Domański
    • 1
  • Edward Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki
    • 2
  • Roman Dąbrowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsWarsaw University of TechnologyWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Military University of TechnologyWarszawaPoland

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