Magnetic-field tunable defect modes in a photonic-crystal/liquid-crystal cell

Victor Ya Zyryanov, Sergey A. Myslivets, Vladimir A. Gunyakov, Alexander M. Parshin, Vasily G. Arkhipkin, Vasily F. Shabanov, Wei Lee

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Light transmission spectrum of a multilayer photonic crystal with a central liquid-crystal defect layer placed between crossed polarizers has been studied. Transmittance was varied due to the magnetically induced reorientation of the nematic director from homeotropic to planar alignment. Two notable effects were observed for this scheme: the spectral shift of defect modes corresponding to the extraordinary light wave and its superposition with the ordinary one. As a result, the optical cell allows controlling the intensity of interfering defect modes by applied magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1283-1288
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number2
StatePublished - 18 Jan 2010

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