Abstract

This paper discusses electrically controllable dispersion filters for optical radiation, based on a small-particle–liquid-crystal system. The transmission spectra of tunable dispersion filters are analyzed, using as an example the liquid-crystal-ZhKM-1289–SiO<sub>2</sub>-microparticle system. It is shown that such a system can be used to filter radiation in the near-UV, visible, and IR regions. The position of the transmission band maxima depends on the control voltage and can be smoothly tuned in the wavelength intervals 0.33–0.55µm and 1.8–3.2µm.

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2009

T. D. Ibragimov, “The Christiansen effect in the small-particle–liquid-crystal system,” Zh. Prikl. Spektrosk. 76, 793 (2009).

2007

T. Hegmann, N. Qi, and V. M. Marx, “Nanoparticles in liquid crystals: synthesis, self-assembly, defect formation and potential applications,” J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 17, 483 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. V. Yaroshchuk and L. O. Dolgov, “Electro-optics and structure of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals doped with nanoparticles of inorganic materials,” Opt. Mater. 29, 1097 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

V. A. Loiko, A. V. Konkolovich, and A. A. Miskevich, “Order parameter of elongated liquid-crystal droplets: the method of retrieval by the coherent transmittance data,” Phys. Rev. E 74, 031704 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

O. V. Yaroshchuk, A. D. Kiselev, and L. O. Dolgov, “Electro-optics and structural peculiarities of liquid-crystal–nanoparticle–polymer composites,” Phys. Rev. E 72, 051715 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

V. P. Dick and V. A. Loiko, “Optical phase shift by polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal films with fine droplets,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 37, 1834 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

A. P. Astakhova, T. N. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Single-mode fast-tunable lasers for laser-diode spectroscopy,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 37, 985 (2003). [Semiconductors 37, 960 (2003)].

J. E. Hall and D. A. Higgins, “Exploring the photorefractive effect in polymer-dispersed liquid crystals using near-field scanning optical microscopy,” J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 14211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000

D. A. Higgins, “Probing the mesoscopic chemical and physical properties of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals,” Adv. Mater. 12, 251 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999

A. P. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, S. Tsivish, V. V. Sherstnev, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Two-mode diode-laser spectroscopy with a InAsSb/InAsSbP laser near 3.6µm,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 33, 1469 (1999). [Semiconductors 33, 1322 (1999)].

1987

Antonov, V. S.

V. S. Antonov, G. I. Bekov, M. A. Bol’shov, V. P. Zharov, V. S. Letokhov, Yu. A. Kuritsyn, R. I. Personov, and A. N. Shibanov, Laser Analytical Spectroscopy (Nauka, Moscow, 1986).

Astakhova, A. P.

A. P. Astakhova, T. N. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Single-mode fast-tunable lasers for laser-diode spectroscopy,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 37, 985 (2003). [Semiconductors 37, 960 (2003)].

Bekov, G. I.

V. S. Antonov, G. I. Bekov, M. A. Bol’shov, V. P. Zharov, V. S. Letokhov, Yu. A. Kuritsyn, R. I. Personov, and A. N. Shibanov, Laser Analytical Spectroscopy (Nauka, Moscow, 1986).

Blinov, L. M.

L. M. Blinov, Electro- and Magneto-Optics of Liquid Crystals (Nauka, Moscow, 1978).

Bohren, C. F.

C. F. Bohren and D. E. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (Wiley, New York, 1983; Mir, Moscow, 1986).

Bol’shov, M. A.

V. S. Antonov, G. I. Bekov, M. A. Bol’shov, V. P. Zharov, V. S. Letokhov, Yu. A. Kuritsyn, R. I. Personov, and A. N. Shibanov, Laser Analytical Spectroscopy (Nauka, Moscow, 1986).

Borisevich, N. A.

N. A. Borisevich, V. G. Vereshchagin, and M. A. Validov, Infrared Filters (Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1971).

Danilova, A. P.

A. P. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, S. Tsivish, V. V. Sherstnev, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Two-mode diode-laser spectroscopy with a InAsSb/InAsSbP laser near 3.6µm,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 33, 1469 (1999). [Semiconductors 33, 1322 (1999)].

Danilova, T. N.

A. P. Astakhova, T. N. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Single-mode fast-tunable lasers for laser-diode spectroscopy,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 37, 985 (2003). [Semiconductors 37, 960 (2003)].

Dick, V. P.

V. P. Dick and V. A. Loiko, “Optical phase shift by polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal films with fine droplets,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 37, 1834 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dik, V. P.

A. P. Ivanov, V. A. Loĭko, and V. P. Dik, Light Propagation in Close-Packed Dispersion Media (Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1988).

Dolgov, L. O.

O. V. Yaroshchuk and L. O. Dolgov, “Electro-optics and structure of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals doped with nanoparticles of inorganic materials,” Opt. Mater. 29, 1097 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. V. Yaroshchuk, A. D. Kiselev, and L. O. Dolgov, “Electro-optics and structural peculiarities of liquid-crystal–nanoparticle–polymer composites,” Phys. Rev. E 72, 051715 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hall, J. E.

J. E. Hall and D. A. Higgins, “Exploring the photorefractive effect in polymer-dispersed liquid crystals using near-field scanning optical microscopy,” J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 14211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Hegmann, T.

T. Hegmann, N. Qi, and V. M. Marx, “Nanoparticles in liquid crystals: synthesis, self-assembly, defect formation and potential applications,” J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 17, 483 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Higgins, D. A.

J. E. Hall and D. A. Higgins, “Exploring the photorefractive effect in polymer-dispersed liquid crystals using near-field scanning optical microscopy,” J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 14211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Higgins, “Probing the mesoscopic chemical and physical properties of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals,” Adv. Mater. 12, 251 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Huffman, D. E.

C. F. Bohren and D. E. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (Wiley, New York, 1983; Mir, Moscow, 1986).

Ibragimov, T. D.

T. D. Ibragimov, “The Christiansen effect in the small-particle–liquid-crystal system,” Zh. Prikl. Spektrosk. 76, 793 (2009).

Imenkov, A. N.

A. P. Astakhova, T. N. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Single-mode fast-tunable lasers for laser-diode spectroscopy,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 37, 985 (2003). [Semiconductors 37, 960 (2003)].

A. P. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, S. Tsivish, V. V. Sherstnev, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Two-mode diode-laser spectroscopy with a InAsSb/InAsSbP laser near 3.6µm,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 33, 1469 (1999). [Semiconductors 33, 1322 (1999)].

Ivanov, A. P.

A. P. Ivanov, V. A. Loĭko, and V. P. Dik, Light Propagation in Close-Packed Dispersion Media (Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1988).

Kiselev, A. D.

O. V. Yaroshchuk, A. D. Kiselev, and L. O. Dolgov, “Electro-optics and structural peculiarities of liquid-crystal–nanoparticle–polymer composites,” Phys. Rev. E 72, 051715 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kolchanova, N. M.

A. P. Astakhova, T. N. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Single-mode fast-tunable lasers for laser-diode spectroscopy,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 37, 985 (2003). [Semiconductors 37, 960 (2003)].

A. P. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, S. Tsivish, V. V. Sherstnev, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Two-mode diode-laser spectroscopy with a InAsSb/InAsSbP laser near 3.6µm,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 33, 1469 (1999). [Semiconductors 33, 1322 (1999)].

Konkolovich, A. V.

V. A. Loiko, A. V. Konkolovich, and A. A. Miskevich, “Order parameter of elongated liquid-crystal droplets: the method of retrieval by the coherent transmittance data,” Phys. Rev. E 74, 031704 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kuritsyn, Yu. A.

V. S. Antonov, G. I. Bekov, M. A. Bol’shov, V. P. Zharov, V. S. Letokhov, Yu. A. Kuritsyn, R. I. Personov, and A. N. Shibanov, Laser Analytical Spectroscopy (Nauka, Moscow, 1986).

Letokhov, V. S.

V. S. Antonov, G. I. Bekov, M. A. Bol’shov, V. P. Zharov, V. S. Letokhov, Yu. A. Kuritsyn, R. I. Personov, and A. N. Shibanov, Laser Analytical Spectroscopy (Nauka, Moscow, 1986).

Lim, K. C.

Loiko, V. A.

V. A. Loiko, A. V. Konkolovich, and A. A. Miskevich, “Order parameter of elongated liquid-crystal droplets: the method of retrieval by the coherent transmittance data,” Phys. Rev. E 74, 031704 (2006).
[CrossRef]

V. P. Dick and V. A. Loiko, “Optical phase shift by polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal films with fine droplets,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 37, 1834 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. P. Ivanov, V. A. Loĭko, and V. P. Dik, Light Propagation in Close-Packed Dispersion Media (Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1988).

Lopanik, V. I.

V. I. Lopanik, Personal communication.

Marx, V. M.

T. Hegmann, N. Qi, and V. M. Marx, “Nanoparticles in liquid crystals: synthesis, self-assembly, defect formation and potential applications,” J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 17, 483 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Miskevich, A. A.

V. A. Loiko, A. V. Konkolovich, and A. A. Miskevich, “Order parameter of elongated liquid-crystal droplets: the method of retrieval by the coherent transmittance data,” Phys. Rev. E 74, 031704 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Palik, E. D.

E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic Press, New York, 1997).

Personov, R. I.

V. S. Antonov, G. I. Bekov, M. A. Bol’shov, V. P. Zharov, V. S. Letokhov, Yu. A. Kuritsyn, R. I. Personov, and A. N. Shibanov, Laser Analytical Spectroscopy (Nauka, Moscow, 1986).

Qi, N.

T. Hegmann, N. Qi, and V. M. Marx, “Nanoparticles in liquid crystals: synthesis, self-assembly, defect formation and potential applications,” J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 17, 483 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sherstnev, V. V.

A. P. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, S. Tsivish, V. V. Sherstnev, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Two-mode diode-laser spectroscopy with a InAsSb/InAsSbP laser near 3.6µm,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 33, 1469 (1999). [Semiconductors 33, 1322 (1999)].

Shibanov, A. N.

V. S. Antonov, G. I. Bekov, M. A. Bol’shov, V. P. Zharov, V. S. Letokhov, Yu. A. Kuritsyn, R. I. Personov, and A. N. Shibanov, Laser Analytical Spectroscopy (Nauka, Moscow, 1986).

Simoni, F.

F. Simoni, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Liquid Crystals and Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997).

Tsivish, S.

A. P. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, S. Tsivish, V. V. Sherstnev, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Two-mode diode-laser spectroscopy with a InAsSb/InAsSbP laser near 3.6µm,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 33, 1469 (1999). [Semiconductors 33, 1322 (1999)].

Validov, M. A.

N. A. Borisevich, V. G. Vereshchagin, and M. A. Validov, Infrared Filters (Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1971).

van de Hulst, H. C.

H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (Wiley, New York, 1957; Inostr. Lit., Moscow, 1961).

Vereshchagin, V. G.

N. A. Borisevich, V. G. Vereshchagin, and M. A. Validov, Infrared Filters (Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1971).

Wu, S. T.

Yakovlev, Yu. P.

A. P. Astakhova, T. N. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Single-mode fast-tunable lasers for laser-diode spectroscopy,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 37, 985 (2003). [Semiconductors 37, 960 (2003)].

A. P. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, S. Tsivish, V. V. Sherstnev, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Two-mode diode-laser spectroscopy with a InAsSb/InAsSbP laser near 3.6µm,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 33, 1469 (1999). [Semiconductors 33, 1322 (1999)].

Yaroshchuk, O. V.

O. V. Yaroshchuk and L. O. Dolgov, “Electro-optics and structure of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals doped with nanoparticles of inorganic materials,” Opt. Mater. 29, 1097 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. V. Yaroshchuk, A. D. Kiselev, and L. O. Dolgov, “Electro-optics and structural peculiarities of liquid-crystal–nanoparticle–polymer composites,” Phys. Rev. E 72, 051715 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zharov, V. P.

V. S. Antonov, G. I. Bekov, M. A. Bol’shov, V. P. Zharov, V. S. Letokhov, Yu. A. Kuritsyn, R. I. Personov, and A. N. Shibanov, Laser Analytical Spectroscopy (Nauka, Moscow, 1986).

Adv. Mater.

D. A. Higgins, “Probing the mesoscopic chemical and physical properties of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals,” Adv. Mater. 12, 251 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn.

A. P. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, S. Tsivish, V. V. Sherstnev, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Two-mode diode-laser spectroscopy with a InAsSb/InAsSbP laser near 3.6µm,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 33, 1469 (1999). [Semiconductors 33, 1322 (1999)].

A. P. Astakhova, T. N. Danilova, A. N. Imenkov, N. M. Kolchanova, and Yu. P. Yakovlev, “Single-mode fast-tunable lasers for laser-diode spectroscopy,” Fiz. Tekh. Poluprovodn. 37, 985 (2003). [Semiconductors 37, 960 (2003)].

J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater.

T. Hegmann, N. Qi, and V. M. Marx, “Nanoparticles in liquid crystals: synthesis, self-assembly, defect formation and potential applications,” J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 17, 483 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. B

J. E. Hall and D. A. Higgins, “Exploring the photorefractive effect in polymer-dispersed liquid crystals using near-field scanning optical microscopy,” J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 14211 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.

V. P. Dick and V. A. Loiko, “Optical phase shift by polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal films with fine droplets,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 37, 1834 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Mater.

O. V. Yaroshchuk and L. O. Dolgov, “Electro-optics and structure of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals doped with nanoparticles of inorganic materials,” Opt. Mater. 29, 1097 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

O. V. Yaroshchuk, A. D. Kiselev, and L. O. Dolgov, “Electro-optics and structural peculiarities of liquid-crystal–nanoparticle–polymer composites,” Phys. Rev. E 72, 051715 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Loiko, A. V. Konkolovich, and A. A. Miskevich, “Order parameter of elongated liquid-crystal droplets: the method of retrieval by the coherent transmittance data,” Phys. Rev. E 74, 031704 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zh. Prikl. Spektrosk.

T. D. Ibragimov, “The Christiansen effect in the small-particle–liquid-crystal system,” Zh. Prikl. Spektrosk. 76, 793 (2009).

Other

V. S. Antonov, G. I. Bekov, M. A. Bol’shov, V. P. Zharov, V. S. Letokhov, Yu. A. Kuritsyn, R. I. Personov, and A. N. Shibanov, Laser Analytical Spectroscopy (Nauka, Moscow, 1986).

F. Simoni, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Liquid Crystals and Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997).

J. M. Lloyd, ed., Thermal Imaging Systems (Plenum Press, 1975; Mir, Moscow, 1978).

L. M. Blinov, Electro- and Magneto-Optics of Liquid Crystals (Nauka, Moscow, 1978).

N. A. Borisevich, V. G. Vereshchagin, and M. A. Validov, Infrared Filters (Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1971).

E. D. Palik, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids (Academic Press, New York, 1997).

Refractive index database. Optical constants of SiO2, http://refractiveindex.info/?group=CRYSTALS&material=SiO2.

V. I. Lopanik, Personal communication.

A. P. Ivanov, V. A. Loĭko, and V. P. Dik, Light Propagation in Close-Packed Dispersion Media (Nauka i Tekhnika, Minsk, 1988).

H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (Wiley, New York, 1957; Inostr. Lit., Moscow, 1961).

C. F. Bohren and D. E. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (Wiley, New York, 1983; Mir, Moscow, 1986).

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