Proposal for a simple integrated optical ion-exchange waveguide polarizer with a liquid crystal overlay

Pengfei Wang, Yuliya Semenova, Jie Zheng, Qiang Wu, Agus Hatta, Gerald Farrell

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Abstract

A simple, compact electro-optic 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-984
JournalOptics Communications
Volume284
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2011

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