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Volume 23, Issue 4


Light propagation mechanism switching in a liquid crystal infiltrated microstructured polymer optical fibre

K.A. Rutkowska / K. Milenko / O. Chojnowska
  • Faculty of New Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, ul. Gen. S. Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
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/ R. Dąbrowski
  • Faculty of New Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, ul. Gen. S. Kaliskiego 2, 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
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/ T.R. Woliński
Published Online: 2015-10-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/oere-2015-0034


In this work studies on propagation properties of a microstructured polymer optical fibre infiltrated with a nematic liquid crystal are presented. Specifically, the influence of an infiltration method on the LC molecular alignment inside fibre air-channels and, thus, on light guidance is discussed. Switching between propagation mechanisms, namely the transition from modified total internal reflection (mTIR) to the photonic bandgap effect obtained by varying external temperature is also demonstrated.

Keywords: photonic crystal fibres; liquid crystals; microstructured polymer optical fibres; photonic bandgap; photonic liquid crystal fibres


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Published Online: 2015-10-07

Published in Print: 2015-12-01

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review, Volume 23, Issue 4, Pages 252–258, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, ISSN (Print) 1230-3402, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/oere-2015-0034.

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