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Volume 17, Issue 2 (Jun 2009)

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Light propagation in highly birefringent photonic liquid crystal fibers

S. Ertman
  • Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, 65 Koszykowa Str., 00-662, Warsaw, Poland
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/ A. Czapla
  • Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, 65 Koszykowa Str., 00-662, Warsaw, Poland
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/ T. Woliński
  • Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, 65 Koszykowa Str., 00-662, Warsaw, Poland
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/ T. Nasiłowski
  • Department of Applied Physics and Photonics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2 Pleinlaan Str., B-1050, Brussel, Belgium
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/ H. Thienpont
  • Department of Applied Physics and Photonics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2 Pleinlaan Str., B-1050, Brussel, Belgium
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/ E. Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki
  • Faculty of New Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908, Warsaw, Poland
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/ R. Dąbrowski
  • Faculty of New Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908, Warsaw, Poland
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Published Online: 2009-04-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-008-0076-2

Abstract

Photonic liquid crystal fibers have already been demonstrated as a promising perspective for creation of new classes of dynamically tunable optical fiber devices. By combining different geometries of photonic crystal fibers with a variety of different liquid crystals it is possible to obtain a new generation of fibers with dynamically tunable properties, e.g., transmission spectra, attenuation or dispersion.

In this paper, tunable birefringence in a commercially available highly birefringent Blazephotonics PM-1550-01 photonic crystal fiber selectively filled with a low birefringence liquid crystal has been experimentally demonstrated. Theses experimental results have been compared with simulations based on the multipole method.

Keywords: photonic crystal fibers; liquid crystals; birefringence

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