Nonlinear optical properties of a channel waveguide produced with crosslinkable ferroelectric liquid crystals

  title={Nonlinear optical properties of a channel waveguide produced with crosslinkable ferroelectric liquid crystals},
  author={Valentina S. U. Fazio and Sven T. Lagerwall and Vismants Zauls and Sigurd Schrader and Philippe Busson and Anders Hult and Hubert Motschmann},
  journal={The European Physical Journal E},
Abstract:A binary mixture of ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLCs) was used for the design of a channel waveguide. The FLCs possess two important functionalities: a chromophore with a high hyperpolarizability and photoreactive groups. The smectic liquid crystal is aligned in layers parallel to the glass plates in a sandwich geometry. This alignment offers several advantages, such as that moderate electric fields are sufficient to achieve a high degree of polar order. The arrangement was then… 

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