De Cort, W;
Calculation of Fully Anisotropic Liquid Crystal Waveguide Modes.
J LIGHTWAVE TECHNOL
3812 - 3819.
The accurate analysis of optical waveguides is an important issue when designing devices for optical communication. Waveguides combined with liquid crystals have great potential because they allow waveguide tuning over a wide range using low voltages. In this paper, we present calculations that combine an advanced algorithm for calculating liquid crystal behavior and a finite-element mode solver that is able to incorporate the full anisotropy of the materials. Calculation examples demonstrate the validity of our program.
|Title:||Calculation of Fully Anisotropic Liquid Crystal Waveguide Modes|
|Keywords:||Finite-element mode solver, nematic liquid crystal, optical waveguides, FINITE-ELEMENT-METHOD, EIGENVALUE ALGORITHM, PHOTONIC CRYSTALS, SPURIOUS MODES, SWITCH, ORDER, FORMULATION|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
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