Frequency-controlled routing of self-confined beams in nematic liquid crystals

Armando Piccardi, Alessandro Alberucci, Oleksandr Buchnev, Malgosia Kaczmarek, Iam Choon Khoo, Gaetano Assanto

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Abstract

We demonstrate the electro-optic control of self-confined beams via frequency modulation in dual-frequency nematic liquid crystals. Proper design of comb electrodes in a planar cell allows the maximization of the overall steering angle when only walk-off variations are used. A span angle as large as two times the maximum walk-off angle is achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-33
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular crystals and liquid crystals
Volume573
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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