Title

Light Propagation in Variable-Refractive-Index Materials with Liquid-Crystal-Infiltrated Microcavities

Publication Title

Journal of the Optical Society of America A-Optics Image Science and Vision

Publication Date

11-2003

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1364/JOSAA.20.002123

Keywords

maxwells equations, displays

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

A liquid-crystal-infiltrated microcavity structure is proposed as a variable-refractive-index material. It has the advantages over previously considered nanostructured materials of having a larger phase-angle change and lower driving voltage. Two-dimensional liquid-crystal director and finite-difference time-domain optical simulations are used to select liquid crystal material parameters and optimize the dimension of the microcavity structured material. (C) 2003 Optical Society of America.

Comments

This paper was published in the Journal of the Optical Society of America A and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.20.002123. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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