16 September 2016 Towards liquid crystalline elastomer optically tunable photonic microstructures
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In this paper we investigate the potentials of liquid crystalline elastomer microstructures for the realization of optically tunable photonic microstructures. While certain limitations regarding the compromise between feature size and structure warping have been observed, it turns out that the simultaneous presence of a refractive index tuning effect and of a shape tuning effect intrinsic to the LCE material can be harnessed to design tunable photonic devices with unique behavior.
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S. Nocentini, S. Nocentini, D. Martella, D. Martella, C. Parmeggiani, C. Parmeggiani, S. Zanotto, S. Zanotto, D. S. Wiersma, D. S. Wiersma, } "Towards liquid crystalline elastomer optically tunable photonic microstructures ", Proc. SPIE 9920, Active Photonic Materials VIII, 992025 (16 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239404; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2239404
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