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3 June 2005 Alignment of liquid crystal E7 in composite photonic crystals based on single crystal silicon
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The orientation of nematic liquid crystal (LC) E7 on the surface of (111) silicon wafers and in the channels of grooved silicon structure has been investigated. Grooved Si is a periodical structure obtained by wet anisotropic etching of deep and narrow grooves in (110) Si using an alkaline solution. This structure can serve as a one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystal. Composite structures obtained from grooved Si infiltrated by LC are promising candidates for electro-optic application. LC E7 was infiltrated into the channels of grooved Si and into the bulk Si cells. IR spectroscopy and capacitance-voltage characteristics under DC electric field were applied to investigate LC orientation. It is shown that the E7 liquid crystal in grooved silicon exhibits a weak planar orientation with respect to the silicon walls.
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A. D. Remenyuk, E. V. Astrova, R. F. Vitman, T. S. Perova, and V. A. Tolmachev "Alignment of liquid crystal E7 in composite photonic crystals based on single crystal silicon", Proc. SPIE 5825, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks, (3 June 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.605432
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