Electro- and magneto-optical switching of defect modes in one- dimensional photonic crystals

  • V. G. Arkhipkin
  • V. A. Gunyakov
  • S. A. Myslivets
  • V. Ya. Zyryanov
  • V. F. Shabanov
  • Wei Lee
Atoms, Molecules, Optics

Abstract

The transmission spectra of polarized light waves in a photonic crystal/liquid crystal (PC/LC) cell placed between crossed polarizers and controlled by an electric or magnetic field have been studied experimentally and theoretically. Electro- and magneto-optical switching based on the interference of polarized defect modes has been demonstrated. The transmission spectra of the PC/LC cell have been calculated as a function of the voltage applied to the LC layer and the magnetic field strength. The results of the calculations agree well with the experimental data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Arkhipkin
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. A. Gunyakov
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. A. Myslivets
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. Ya. Zyryanov
    • 1
    • 3
  • V. F. Shabanov
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wei Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.Kirensky Institute of Physics, Krasnoyarsk Scientific CenterRussian Academy of Science, Siberian BranchKrasnoyarskRussia
  2. 2.Siberian Federal UniversityKrasnoyarskRussia
  3. 3.Siberian State Aerospace UniversityKrasnoyarskRussia
  4. 4.Department of Physics and Center for NanotechnologyChung Yuan Chistian UniversityChung-Li, TaiwanRepublic of China

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