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2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

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Optics Communications, Vol.284, 2011, pp.979-984

Abstract

A simple, compact electrooptic polarizer based on an ion-exchanged glass channel waveguide covered with a nematic liquid crystal (LC) is proposed. A full vectorial beam propagation method is employed to simulate this device for the first time. For the cases of zero and strong LC surface anchoring, the performance of the proposed polarizer under different applied voltages is analyzed numerically. Analysis indicates that surface anchoring of the liquid crystal is a key issue influencing the performance for the proposed optical polarizer device.

DOI

10.1016/j.optcom.2010.10.034

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