Dynamic control of visible radiation by a liquid crystal filled Fabry-Pérot etalon

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Dynamic control of visible radiation by a liquid crystal filled Fabry-Pérot etalon

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Title: Dynamic control of visible radiation by a liquid crystal filled Fabry-Pérot etalon
Author: Jewell, Sharon A.
Cornford, Stephen Leslie
Sambles, J. Roy
Citation: 102 (9), article 093108
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Journal: Journal of Applied Physics
Date Issued: 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10036/28940
DOI: 10.1063/1.2809448
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2809448 http://link.aip.org/link/?JAPIAU/102/093108/1
Abstract: A liquid crystal filled Fabry-Pérot etalon has been constructed to control the resonant transmission of electromagnetic radiation over the visible range of the spectrum. This has been achieved through the use of a 1.5 µm thick homogeneously aligned liquid crystal layer in the core of a silver-clad etalon structure. Applying an electric field across the core reorientates the liquid crystal director and changes the refractive index for incident light polarized parallel to the rubbing direction. By measuring the transmitted intensity as a function of wavelength for a variety of applied voltages shifts in the positions of the resonant transmission modes of up to 80 nm have been observed. In addition, these results have been compared to model data generated using a multilayer optics model to obtain the dispersion of the liquid crystal over the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Type: Article
Description: Copyright © 2007 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Journal of Applied Physics 102 (2007) and may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?JAPIAU/102/093108/1
Keywords: Fabry-Perot interferometerslight polarisationnematic liquid crystalsoptical dispersionoptical multilayersrefractive indexvisible spectra
ISSN: 0021-8979

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