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Optical manipulation of liquid crystal drops: Application towards all-optical tunable photonic devices

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4 Author(s)
Abedin, K.S. ; Nat. Inst. of Inf. & Commun. Technol., Koganei ; Kerbage, C. ; Fernandez-Nieves, A. ; Weitz, D.A.

Trapping and switching of liquid crystal micron-size droplets using a lensed fiber with 1.55 mum cw light is demonstrated. Intensity modulation due to droplet rotation is achieved by controlling the power and polarization of pump light.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2006 and 2006 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference. CLEO/QELS 2006. Conference on

Date of Conference:

21-26 May 2006