Plane wave method for photonic liquid crystal fibers modeling

Krzysztof Iwaszczuk, Katarzyna Rutkowska

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Abstract

A theoretical study of photonic liquid crystal fibers (PLCFs) is presented. Applied numerical approach is based on fully-vectorial plane wave method for the calculation of modal structure of photonic crystal fiber. Used method allows for including material anisotropy that is essential in numerical simulations of the light propagation in photonic liquid crystal fibers. Influence of such parameters as molecules ordering and orientation on the photonic band gaps location and on the propagation constant values of guided modes are studied. It is shown that the guiding mechanism can be easily switched between index guiding and bandgap guiding simply by changing temperature. Moreover, the hybrid guiding for different polarizations can be achieved by applying external electric field perpendicular to the propagation direction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
Number of pages712409
Volume7124
Publication date2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2008 - Wigla, Poland
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

ConferencePhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2008
CityWigla, Poland
Period01/01/2008 → …

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Iwaszczuk, K., & Rutkowska, K. (2008). Plane wave method for photonic liquid crystal fibers modeling. In Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 7124) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.817937