Influence of Electric Field on the Orientation of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals inside micro capillaries

Daniel Budaszewski, Andrzej W Domański, Tomasz R Woliński

Abstract


In the paper we present recent results on investigation of ferroelectric liquid crystals molecules orientation inside photonic crystal fibers, which consist of a set of micro capillaries. We have infiltrated glass micro capillaries with different inner diameters with the experimental ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture W-206K. The orientation of the liquid crystal molecules was controlled by the external electric field applied to the sample. We have obtained promising results about the orientation of the ferroelectric liquid crystal molecules and their behavior under influence of applied external electric field. The presented results may lead to design a new class of fast-switching fiber optic sensors.

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