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4 September 2008 Sparse multiwall carbon nanotube electrodes arrays for liquid crystal photonic devices
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We present a new photonic micro-optical device based on an array of electrodes made from vertically aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes used to address a liquid crystal cell. The electrodes create a Gaussian electric field profile which is used to reorient a planar aligned nematic liquid crystal. The variation in refractive index within the liquid crystal layer acts like a graded index optical element which can be varied by changing the applied electric field to the carbon nanotube. Results are presented from a device fabricated with a 10um pitch between the micro-optical elements.
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T. D. Wilkinson, X. Wang, H. Butt, Ranjith R., and W. I. Milne "Sparse multiwall carbon nanotube electrodes arrays for liquid crystal photonic devices", Proc. SPIE 7037, Carbon Nanotubes and Associated Devices, 70370L (4 September 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.801232
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