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Line defects and temperature effects in liquid crystal tunable planar Bragg gratings

Snow, B.D., Adikan, F.R.M., Gates, J.C., Gawith, C.B.E., Dyadyusha, A., Kaczmarek, M. and Smith, P.G.R. (2007) Line defects and temperature effects in liquid crystal tunable planar Bragg gratings Optics Express, 15, (25), pp. 17129-17135. (doi:10.1364/OE.15.017129).

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Abstract

Liquid crystal tunable planar Bragg Gratings produced by Direct UV Writing are capable of wavelength tuning of over 100GHz. However, such devices exhibit non-linear tuning curves with threshold points and hysteresis. We show that these effects are due to the formation of disclination structures in the liquid crystal and discuss the role of electrode defects and sample temperature on wavelength tuning.

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Published date: 10 December 2007

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Local EPrints ID: 57599
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57599
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 6409d1be-5440-4775-b083-6b1267f6aec2
ORCID for J.C. Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987
ORCID for C.B.E. Gawith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3502-3558

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Date deposited: 15 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:29

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Author: B.D. Snow
Author: F.R.M. Adikan
Author: J.C. Gates ORCID iD
Author: C.B.E. Gawith ORCID iD
Author: A. Dyadyusha
Author: M. Kaczmarek
Author: P.G.R. Smith

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