14 May 1999 Light propagation in liquid crystal fibers
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Proceedings Volume 3731, Optical Fibers and Their Applications VI; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.348693
Event: Optical Fibers and Their Applications VI, 1998, Bialowieza, Poland
Propagation effects in liquid crystal-core optical fiber waveguides have been investigated. In theory, propagation properties of the TE01 and TM01 modes in the waveguide composed of a low-birefringence nematic liquid crystal acting as an optical-fiber core have been analyzed. The paper presents initial experimental transmission characteristics of the liquid crystal fiber subjected to the influence of electric external field perturbations. The experimental results have been compared with the theory in view of some typical optical fiber parameters suggesting a great potential of the liquid crystal-core fibers for environmental sensing.
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Tomasz R. Wolinski, Tomasz R. Wolinski, Tomasz Nasilowski, Tomasz Nasilowski, Agnieszka Szymanska, Agnieszka Szymanska, Witold Konopka, Witold Konopka, Miroslaw A. Karpierz, Miroslaw A. Karpierz, Andrzej W. Domanski, Andrzej W. Domanski, "Light propagation in liquid crystal fibers", Proc. SPIE 3731, Optical Fibers and Their Applications VI, (14 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348693; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.348693

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