Liquid crystal optical fibers for sensing applications

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Abstract

Propagation characteristics of optical fibers are greatly dependent on materials, which the guides are comprised of. Varieties of materials have been developed and investigated for their usage in fabricating optical fibers for specific applications. Within the context, a liquid crystal medium is both inhomogeneous and optically anisotropic, and fibers made of such mediums are greatly useful. Also, liquid crystals exhibit strong electro-optic behavior, which allows alternation in their optical properties under the influence of external electric fields. These features make liquid crystal fibers greatly important for optical applications. The present communication is aimed at providing a glimpse of the efficacy of liquid crystals and/or fibers made of liquid crystals, followed by the analytical investigation of wave propagation through such guides. The sustainment of modes is explored in these fibers under varying fiber dimensions, and the novelty is discussed. The case of tapered liquid crystal fibers is also briefly discussed highlighting the usefulness. Control on the dispersion characteristics of such fibers may be imposed by making the guide even more complex; the possibility of devising such options is also touched upon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8818
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventNanostructured Thin Films VI - San Diego, CA
Duration: 28 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Other

OtherNanostructured Thin Films VI
CitySan Diego, CA
Period28/8/1329/8/13

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Liquid Crystals
Liquid Crystal
Liquid crystals
Optical Fiber
Optical fibers
Sensing
optical fibers
liquid crystals
Fiber
fibers
Fibers
Electro-optics
Alternation
alternations
Electrooptical effects
Optical Properties
Wave propagation
Wave Propagation
External Field
electro-optics

Keywords

  • complex optical guides
  • guided wave propagation
  • Liquid crystal fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Choudhury, P. K. (2013). Liquid crystal optical fibers for sensing applications. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8818). [88180E] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025777

Liquid crystal optical fibers for sensing applications. / Choudhury, Pankaj Kumar.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8818 2013. 88180E.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Choudhury, PK 2013, Liquid crystal optical fibers for sensing applications. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8818, 88180E, Nanostructured Thin Films VI, San Diego, CA, 28/8/13. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025777
Choudhury PK. Liquid crystal optical fibers for sensing applications. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8818. 2013. 88180E https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025777
Choudhury, Pankaj Kumar. / Liquid crystal optical fibers for sensing applications. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8818 2013.
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