In-fiber nematic liquid crystal optical modulator based on in-plane switching with microsecond response time

Bharat R. Acharya, K. W. Baldwin, R. A. MacHarrie, John A. Rogers, C. C. Huang, R. Pindak

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

35 Scopus citations

Abstract

A method which enables fast in-plane electro-optic modulation in conventional nematic liquid crystal (NLC) devices was described. When combined with optimized NLC materials, the approach yielded rotational speeds of 1°/μs at a moderately low voltage. It was shown that the modulators that use the given method had a potential applications for polarization control and analysis in optical communication systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5243-5245
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume81
Issue number27
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 30 2002

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'In-fiber nematic liquid crystal optical modulator based on in-plane switching with microsecond response time'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this