Abstract

The selective reflection band structure of a mixture composed of azo-nematics and cholesteric liquid crystal (azo-based CLC) is investigated as an effective single optical medium. Berreman’s 4×4 matrix method is adopted to analyze the photoisomerization-induced changes in the azo-based CLC by identifying the effective refractive indices as well as the helical pitch. In a laser dye-doped azo-based CLC, a stable reversible tuning of laser wavelengths at each domain of the two-dimensional laser array is demonstrated.

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2007 (2)

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

U. A. Hrozhyk, S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Optical tuning of the reflection of cholesterics doped with azobenzene liquid crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 17, 1735-1742 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (3)

U. Hrozhyk, S. Serak, N. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Wide temperature range azobenzene nematic and smectic LC materials,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 235-245 (2006).
[Crossref]

A. D. Forda, S. M. Morrisa, and H. J. Colesa, “Photonics and lasing in liquid crystals,” Mater. Today 9, 36-42 (2006) and references therein.
[Crossref]

S. Kurihara, Y. Hatae, T. Yoshioka, M. Moritsugu, T. Ogata, and T. Nonaka, “Photo-tuning of lasing from a dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals by photoisomerization of a sugar derivative having plural azobenzene groups,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 103121 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (2)

P. V. Shibaev, R. L. Sanford, D. Chiappetta, V. Milner, and A. Bobrovsky, “Light controllable tuning and switching of lasing in chiral liquid crystals,” Opt. Express 13, 2358-2363 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T.-H. Lin, Y.-J. Chen, C.-H. Wu, A. Y.-G. Fuh, J.-H. Liu, and P.-C. Yang, “Cholesteric liquid crystal laser with wide tuning capability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 161120 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

2003 (1)

V. I. Koppa, Z. Q. Zhangb, and A. Z. Genack, “Lasing in chiral photonic structures,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 27, 369-416 (2003).
[Crossref]

2001 (2)

S. P. Apell, J. R. Sabin, S. B. Trickey, and J. Oddershede, “Shape-dependent molecular polarizabilities,” Int. J. Quantum Chem. 86, 35-39 (2001).
[Crossref]

N. Tamaoki, “Cholesteric liquid crystals for color information technology,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 13, 1135-1147 (2001).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

1995 (1)

T. Ikeda and O. Tsutsumi, “Optical switching and image storage by means of azobenzene liquid-crystal films,” Science 268, 1873-1875 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1973 (1)

1972 (1)

Apell, S. P.

S. P. Apell, J. R. Sabin, S. B. Trickey, and J. Oddershede, “Shape-dependent molecular polarizabilities,” Int. J. Quantum Chem. 86, 35-39 (2001).
[Crossref]

Barberi, R.

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

Bartolino, R.

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

Berreman, D. W.

Bobrovsky, A.

Bunning, T. J.

U. A. Hrozhyk, S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Optical tuning of the reflection of cholesterics doped with azobenzene liquid crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 17, 1735-1742 (2007).
[Crossref]

U. Hrozhyk, S. Serak, N. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Wide temperature range azobenzene nematic and smectic LC materials,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 235-245 (2006).
[Crossref]

Chanishivili, A.

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

Chanishvili, A.

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chen, Y.-J.

T.-H. Lin, Y.-J. Chen, C.-H. Wu, A. Y.-G. Fuh, J.-H. Liu, and P.-C. Yang, “Cholesteric liquid crystal laser with wide tuning capability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 161120 (2005).
[Crossref]

Chiappetta, D.

Chilaya, G.

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

Cipparrone, G.

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

Colesa, H. J.

A. D. Forda, S. M. Morrisa, and H. J. Colesa, “Photonics and lasing in liquid crystals,” Mater. Today 9, 36-42 (2006) and references therein.
[Crossref]

Fan, B.

Forda, A. D.

A. D. Forda, S. M. Morrisa, and H. J. Colesa, “Photonics and lasing in liquid crystals,” Mater. Today 9, 36-42 (2006) and references therein.
[Crossref]

Fuh, A. Y.-G.

T.-H. Lin, Y.-J. Chen, C.-H. Wu, A. Y.-G. Fuh, J.-H. Liu, and P.-C. Yang, “Cholesteric liquid crystal laser with wide tuning capability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 161120 (2005).
[Crossref]

Genack, A. Z.

Hatae, Y.

S. Kurihara, Y. Hatae, T. Yoshioka, M. Moritsugu, T. Ogata, and T. Nonaka, “Photo-tuning of lasing from a dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals by photoisomerization of a sugar derivative having plural azobenzene groups,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 103121 (2006).
[Crossref]

Hrozhyk, U.

U. Hrozhyk, S. Serak, N. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Wide temperature range azobenzene nematic and smectic LC materials,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 235-245 (2006).
[Crossref]

Hrozhyk, U. A.

U. A. Hrozhyk, S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Optical tuning of the reflection of cholesterics doped with azobenzene liquid crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 17, 1735-1742 (2007).
[Crossref]

Ikeda, T.

T. Ikeda and O. Tsutsumi, “Optical switching and image storage by means of azobenzene liquid-crystal films,” Science 268, 1873-1875 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kopp, V. I.

Koppa, V. I.

V. I. Koppa, Z. Q. Zhangb, and A. Z. Genack, “Lasing in chiral photonic structures,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 27, 369-416 (2003).
[Crossref]

Kurihara, S.

S. Kurihara, Y. Hatae, T. Yoshioka, M. Moritsugu, T. Ogata, and T. Nonaka, “Photo-tuning of lasing from a dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals by photoisomerization of a sugar derivative having plural azobenzene groups,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 103121 (2006).
[Crossref]

Lin, T.-H.

T.-H. Lin, Y.-J. Chen, C.-H. Wu, A. Y.-G. Fuh, J.-H. Liu, and P.-C. Yang, “Cholesteric liquid crystal laser with wide tuning capability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 161120 (2005).
[Crossref]

Liu, J.-H.

T.-H. Lin, Y.-J. Chen, C.-H. Wu, A. Y.-G. Fuh, J.-H. Liu, and P.-C. Yang, “Cholesteric liquid crystal laser with wide tuning capability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 161120 (2005).
[Crossref]

Mazzulla, A.

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

Milner, V.

Moritsugu, M.

S. Kurihara, Y. Hatae, T. Yoshioka, M. Moritsugu, T. Ogata, and T. Nonaka, “Photo-tuning of lasing from a dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals by photoisomerization of a sugar derivative having plural azobenzene groups,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 103121 (2006).
[Crossref]

Morrisa, S. M.

A. D. Forda, S. M. Morrisa, and H. J. Colesa, “Photonics and lasing in liquid crystals,” Mater. Today 9, 36-42 (2006) and references therein.
[Crossref]

Nonaka, T.

S. Kurihara, Y. Hatae, T. Yoshioka, M. Moritsugu, T. Ogata, and T. Nonaka, “Photo-tuning of lasing from a dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals by photoisomerization of a sugar derivative having plural azobenzene groups,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 103121 (2006).
[Crossref]

Oddershede, J.

S. P. Apell, J. R. Sabin, S. B. Trickey, and J. Oddershede, “Shape-dependent molecular polarizabilities,” Int. J. Quantum Chem. 86, 35-39 (2001).
[Crossref]

Ogata, T.

S. Kurihara, Y. Hatae, T. Yoshioka, M. Moritsugu, T. Ogata, and T. Nonaka, “Photo-tuning of lasing from a dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals by photoisomerization of a sugar derivative having plural azobenzene groups,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 103121 (2006).
[Crossref]

Orieol, L.

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

Petriashvili, G.

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

Sabin, J. R.

S. P. Apell, J. R. Sabin, S. B. Trickey, and J. Oddershede, “Shape-dependent molecular polarizabilities,” Int. J. Quantum Chem. 86, 35-39 (2001).
[Crossref]

Sanford, R. L.

Serak, S.

U. Hrozhyk, S. Serak, N. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Wide temperature range azobenzene nematic and smectic LC materials,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 235-245 (2006).
[Crossref]

Serak, S. V.

U. A. Hrozhyk, S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Optical tuning of the reflection of cholesterics doped with azobenzene liquid crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 17, 1735-1742 (2007).
[Crossref]

Shibaev, P. V.

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

P. V. Shibaev, R. L. Sanford, D. Chiappetta, V. Milner, and A. Bobrovsky, “Light controllable tuning and switching of lasing in chiral liquid crystals,” Opt. Express 13, 2358-2363 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Tabiryan, N.

U. Hrozhyk, S. Serak, N. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Wide temperature range azobenzene nematic and smectic LC materials,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 235-245 (2006).
[Crossref]

Tabiryan, N. V.

U. A. Hrozhyk, S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Optical tuning of the reflection of cholesterics doped with azobenzene liquid crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 17, 1735-1742 (2007).
[Crossref]

Tamaoki, N.

N. Tamaoki, “Cholesteric liquid crystals for color information technology,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 13, 1135-1147 (2001).
[Crossref]

Trickey, S. B.

S. P. Apell, J. R. Sabin, S. B. Trickey, and J. Oddershede, “Shape-dependent molecular polarizabilities,” Int. J. Quantum Chem. 86, 35-39 (2001).
[Crossref]

Tsutsumi, O.

T. Ikeda and O. Tsutsumi, “Optical switching and image storage by means of azobenzene liquid-crystal films,” Science 268, 1873-1875 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Vithana, H. K. M.

Wu, C.-H.

T.-H. Lin, Y.-J. Chen, C.-H. Wu, A. Y.-G. Fuh, J.-H. Liu, and P.-C. Yang, “Cholesteric liquid crystal laser with wide tuning capability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 161120 (2005).
[Crossref]

Yang, P.-C.

T.-H. Lin, Y.-J. Chen, C.-H. Wu, A. Y.-G. Fuh, J.-H. Liu, and P.-C. Yang, “Cholesteric liquid crystal laser with wide tuning capability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 161120 (2005).
[Crossref]

Yoshioka, T.

S. Kurihara, Y. Hatae, T. Yoshioka, M. Moritsugu, T. Ogata, and T. Nonaka, “Photo-tuning of lasing from a dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals by photoisomerization of a sugar derivative having plural azobenzene groups,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 103121 (2006).
[Crossref]

Zhangb, Z. Q.

V. I. Koppa, Z. Q. Zhangb, and A. Z. Genack, “Lasing in chiral photonic structures,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 27, 369-416 (2003).
[Crossref]

Adv. Funct. Mater. (1)

U. A. Hrozhyk, S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Optical tuning of the reflection of cholesterics doped with azobenzene liquid crystals,” Adv. Funct. Mater. 17, 1735-1742 (2007).
[Crossref]

Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) (3)

N. Tamaoki, “Cholesteric liquid crystals for color information technology,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 13, 1135-1147 (2001).
[Crossref]

A. Chanishivili, G. Chilaya, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and L. Orieol, “Lasing in dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals: two new tuning strategies,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 16, 791-795 (2004).
[Crossref]

G. Chilaya, A. Chanishvili, G. Petriashvili, R. Barberi, R. Bartolino, G. Cipparrone, A. Mazzulla, and P. V. Shibaev, “Reversible tuning of lasing in cholesteric liquid crystals controlled by light-emitting diodes,” Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.) 19, 565-568 (2007).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

S. Kurihara, Y. Hatae, T. Yoshioka, M. Moritsugu, T. Ogata, and T. Nonaka, “Photo-tuning of lasing from a dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals by photoisomerization of a sugar derivative having plural azobenzene groups,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 103121 (2006).
[Crossref]

T.-H. Lin, Y.-J. Chen, C.-H. Wu, A. Y.-G. Fuh, J.-H. Liu, and P.-C. Yang, “Cholesteric liquid crystal laser with wide tuning capability,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 161120 (2005).
[Crossref]

Int. J. Quantum Chem. (1)

S. P. Apell, J. R. Sabin, S. B. Trickey, and J. Oddershede, “Shape-dependent molecular polarizabilities,” Int. J. Quantum Chem. 86, 35-39 (2001).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2)

Mater. Today (1)

A. D. Forda, S. M. Morrisa, and H. J. Colesa, “Photonics and lasing in liquid crystals,” Mater. Today 9, 36-42 (2006) and references therein.
[Crossref]

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (1)

U. Hrozhyk, S. Serak, N. Tabiryan, and T. J. Bunning, “Wide temperature range azobenzene nematic and smectic LC materials,” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 454, 235-245 (2006).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Prog. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. I. Koppa, Z. Q. Zhangb, and A. Z. Genack, “Lasing in chiral photonic structures,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 27, 369-416 (2003).
[Crossref]

Science (1)

T. Ikeda and O. Tsutsumi, “Optical switching and image storage by means of azobenzene liquid-crystal films,” Science 268, 1873-1875 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

SRB spectra of (a) CLC before adding azo nematic liquid crystal, (b) trans-isomer azo-based CLC, (c) cis-isomer azo-based CLC after trans-cis photo-isomerization, and (d) trans-isomer azo-based CLC after cis-trans photo-isomerization are shown. The solid and dashed curves correspond to the experimental data and theoretical fit.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photograph of lasing emissions from two-dimensional laser array is shown. Each domain emits a different color of lasing. The left one is the reflection image of two-dimensional pattern on the dye-doped azo-based CLC cell.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Two dimensional addressing of laser wavelength in the dye-doped azo-based CLC cell is shown.

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