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Printed photonic arrays from self-organized chiral nematic liquid crystals

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Abstract

Active laser arrays, of arbitrary pattern, were created by inkjet deposition of self-assembled photonic structures in the form of dye-doped chiral nematic liquid crystals. The print process itself achieves the requisite alignment for photonic band-edge lasing action normal to the substrate; laser threshold and linewidth characteristics are presented.

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The article was received on 26 Jun 2012, accepted on 15 Aug 2012 and first published on 24 Aug 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26479J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2012,8, 9977-9980
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    Printed photonic arrays from self-organized chiral nematic liquid crystals

    D. J. Gardiner, W.-K. Hsiao, S. M. Morris, P. J. W. Hands, T. D. Wilkinson, I. M. Hutchings and H. J. Coles, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 9977
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26479J

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