Photonic band structure and transmission analysis of cholesteric blue phase 2: Electrostriction in the [100] direction

Yasuhiro Ogawa, Junichi Fukuda, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Masanori Ozaki

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Abstract

The photonic band structure and transmission properties of a cholesteric blue phase 2 liquid crystal, which is elongated in the [100] direction by electrostriction, are analyzed by finite-difference time-domain method. The simple cubic lattice deforms into a tetragonal lattice under the influence of an electric field, resulting in a change of the photonic band structure. Moreover, we show that the circular polarization dependence of the transmittance spectrum changes in an electric field, a behavior that has yet to be observed in experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3766-3772
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 24 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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