Liquid crystalline nonlinear optical metamaterials with low-loss tunable negative-zero-positive refractive indices

Iam-choon Khoo, A. Diaz, D. H. Kwon, Douglas Henry Werner

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Abstract

We describe a class of liquid crystalline photonic metamaterials that exhibit tunable negative-zero-positive refractive indices. As a result of the extreme sensitivity of the nematic liquid crystal constituent, these metamaterials also exhibit extraordinarily large optical nonlinearities associated with the optical field induced director axis reorientation and birefringence change. Incorporation of a gain medium such as laser dye reduces losses of the metamaterial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals and Applications in Optics
Volume6587
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventLiquid Crystals and Applications in Optics - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Apr 17 2007Apr 18 2007

Other

OtherLiquid Crystals and Applications in Optics
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/17/074/18/07

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Metamaterials
dye lasers
Refractive Index
retraining
birefringence
Refractive index
liquid crystals
nonlinearity
photonics
Liquid
refractivity
Crystalline materials
sensitivity
Liquids
Zero
liquids
Dye lasers
Nematic liquid crystals
Birefringence
Nematic Liquid Crystal

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Khoo, I, Diaz, A, Kwon, DH & Werner, DH 2007, Liquid crystalline nonlinear optical metamaterials with low-loss tunable negative-zero-positive refractive indices. in Liquid Crystals and Applications in Optics. vol. 6587, 658702, Liquid Crystals and Applications in Optics, Prague, Czech Republic, 4/17/07. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.721506

Liquid crystalline nonlinear optical metamaterials with low-loss tunable negative-zero-positive refractive indices. / Khoo, Iam-choon; Diaz, A.; Kwon, D. H.; Werner, Douglas Henry.

Liquid Crystals and Applications in Optics. Vol. 6587 2007. 658702.

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