20 September 1996 Wavelength-insensitive optical switch based on twist nematic liquid crystal (TNLC)
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Proceedings Volume 2893, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251995
Event: Photonics China '96, 1996, Beijing, China
Abstract
We propose a wavelength-insensitive optical switch using twist nematic liquid crystal display (TN-LCD) panel for multi-mode or single-mode fiber communication systems application. Based on the simple and widely used TN-LCD structure, the optical switch has the potential advantages such as inexpensive, simple fabrication processes, and easy mass production. The preferable operating frequency of the device is 0.1 k to 10 k Hz ac wave. The critical and saturated voltage are as low as 3 Vrms and 5.8 Vrms, respectively. The high extinction ratio of 28.3 dB is obtained.
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Kun-Yi Lee, Wei-Yu Lee, Yen Chang Tzeng, "Wavelength-insensitive optical switch based on twist nematic liquid crystal (TNLC)", Proc. SPIE 2893, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication, (20 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251995; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.251995
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Optical switching

Switches

Liquid crystals

LCDs

Dielectrics

Glasses

Signal attenuation

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