Phase-only modulation by nanosized polymer-dispersed liquid crystals

Lucchetta D., Karapinar R., Manni A., Simoni F.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, cilt.91, sa.9, ss.6060-6065, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 91 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1063/1.1468252
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.6060-6065


We report the preparation methods and electro-optical characterization of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals with nanosized liquid crystal domains obtained by using a multifunctional monomer in a prepolymer mixture that is suitable for a fast photopolymerization process. The electric-field-induced optical phase shift has been measured using a Mach-Zender interferometer, getting values up to pi/2 with an applied voltage of about 20 V/mum with no dependence on the light polarization. The high transmittance of the samples make them suitable for photonic devices and telecom applications. (C) 2002 American Institute of Physics.