Photonic liquid crystal fibers with low-, medium-, and high refractive indices of the core

Sławomir Ertman, Tomasz R. Woliński, Ryszard Buczyński, Dariusz Pysz, Edward Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki, Roman Dąbrowski, Jan Wójcik

Abstract


Photonic liquid crystal fibers (PLCFs) combine unique properties of microstructured optical fibers and liquid crystal fibers. In this paper we show that PLCFs can be divided into three classes with different guiding properties, depending on the relation between the refractive index of the core of the host fiber and refractive indices of the liquid crystal.

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