On piezoelectric control of the optical response of sculptured thin films

Fei Wang, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Russell Messier

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Abstract

It is shown that the Bragg centre-wavelength of a polymeric chiral sculptured thin film (STF) can be shifted by the axial tension generated in a cobonded piezoelectric disc by a DC voltage. This attractive possibility can be exploited for tunable optical filters as well as lasers made of chiral STFs, and can be extended to other types of STFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-249
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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