1 September 2017 Voltage- and temperature- controlled LC:PDMS waveguide channels
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Proceedings Volume 10455, 12th Conference on Integrated Optics: Sensors, Sensing Structures, and Methods; 104550X (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283028
Event: Twelfth Integrated Optics – Sensors, Sensing Structures and Methods Conference, 2017, Szczyrk-Gliwice, Poland
Abstract
In this paper, we present our studies on electrical and thermal tuning of light propagation in waveguide channels, made for the scope from a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate infiltrated with nematic liquid crystal (LC). We demonstrated, via numerical simulations, the changes of the waveguide optical parameters when solicited by temperature changes or electric fields. Moreover, the paper goes through the fabrication process of a waveguide channel sample and its characterization, as well as some preliminary experimental trials of sputtering indium tin oxide (ITO) and chromium layers on PDMS substrate to obtain flat electrodes.
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Katarzyna A. Rutkowska, Katarzyna A. Rutkowska, Rita Asquini, Rita Asquini, Antonio d'Alessandro, Antonio d'Alessandro, } "Voltage- and temperature- controlled LC:PDMS waveguide channels", Proc. SPIE 10455, 12th Conference on Integrated Optics: Sensors, Sensing Structures, and Methods, 104550X (1 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283028; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283028
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