Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Science 2015

Application of optical switch based on the liquid-crystal modulated self-collimating photonic crystals

Authors
Xiaohui Li, Huiyu Yang
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Xiaohui Li
Available Online July 2015.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icaees-15.2015.84How to use a DOI?
Keywords
photonic crystals; optical switch; self-collimation; liquid crystals
Abstract

The tunability on the refractive index of the liquid crystals makes the photonic crystal optical switch possible, which comprises liquid crystal materials. In this article, based on the light induced alignment of liquid crystals and the self-collimation effect in the photonic crystals, an all-optical switch is proposed. The photonic crystal consists of silicon rods arranged in a triangular lattice in a liquid crystal background. The plane wave expansion (PWE) method is used to calculate the equi-frequency contours(EFCs) and the band diagrams. The transmission spectra are obtained by using the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. The propagation of light in such structure is simulated with the FDTD method.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Science 2015
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
July 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-130-8
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaees-15.2015.84How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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