Chapter 14. Photonic Crystals based on Chiral Liquid Crystal

  1. Prof. Ralf B. Wehrspohn2,3,
  2. Prof. H.-S. Kitzerow4 and
  3. Prof. Kurt Busch5
  1. M. Ozaki,
  2. Y. Matsuhisa,
  3. H. Yoshida,
  4. R. Ozaki and
  5. A. Fujii

Published Online: 4 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621880.ch14

Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials

Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials

How to Cite

Ozaki, M., Matsuhisa, Y., Yoshida, H., Ozaki, R. and Fujii, A. (2008) Photonic Crystals based on Chiral Liquid Crystal, in Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials (eds R. B. Wehrspohn, H.-S. Kitzerow and K. Busch), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621880.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Halle; Germany

  2. 3

    Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Physics, 06099 Halle, Germany

  3. 4

    Department of Physical Chemistry FB13, University of Paderborn, Faculty of Science, Warburger Str. 100, 33098 Paderborn, Germany

  4. 5

    Universität Karlsruhe, Institute of Thoeretical Solid State Physics, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. Osaka University, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-Oka Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408580

Online ISBN: 9783527621880

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Keywords:

  • nanophotonic materials;
  • tuneable photonic crystals;
  • photonic crystals;
  • chiral liquid crystal;
  • photonic band gap;
  • band edge lasing;
  • twist defect mode;
  • cholesteric liquid crystal;
  • chiral defect mode;
  • helix partial deformation;
  • tunable defect mode lasing;
  • periodic structure

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Photonic Band Gap and Band Edge Lasing in Chiral Liquid Crystal

    • Laser Action in Cholesteric Liquid Crystal

    • Low-Threshold Lasing Based on Band-Edge Excitation in CLC

    • Laser Action in Polymerized Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Film

    • Electrically Tunable Laser Action in Chiral Smectic Liquid Crystal

  • Twist Defect Mode in Cholesteric Liquid Crystal

  • Chiral Defect Mode Induced by Partial Deformation of Helix

  • Tunable Defect Mode Lasing in a Periodic Structure Containing CLC Layer as a Defect

  • Summary

  • References