Observation of light-induced reorientational effects in periodic structures with planar nematic-liquid-crystal defects Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We report on the experimental studies of the light-induced reorientational effects in a one-dimensional periodic photonic structure with an embedded planar nematic-liquid-crystal defect. We demonstrate that in the presence of a periodic structure, the self-action of light in a liquid-crystal layer demonstrates sharp power-dependent characteristics for the intensity-dependent optical transmission. Robustness of the effect suggests its applications for all-optical tunable photonic devices. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Laudyn, U. A., Miroshnichenko, A. E., Krolikowski, W., Chen, D. F., Kivshar, Y. S., & Karpierz, M. A.

citation count

  • 12

publication date

  • May 2008