Chapter 9

Liquid Crystals Nanophotonics

Liquid crystals (LCs) photonics is an emerging field of research in which the strong electro-optic properties of liquid crystals are harnessed for photonic non-display applications such as the use of LC spatial light modulators (LCSLMs) in imaging, tunable focus LC lenses, tunable filters, and polarization control devices in optical telecommunication and imaging. LCs can flow and fill small gaps; hence, they can be integrated into nanophotonic structures in planar or cylindrical geometries such as in photonic crystal fibers. Their anisotropic properties span the whole spectrum from the visible to the THz range and LC devices for manipulating THz or even microwave radiation have started to emerge during the ...

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