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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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Submitted
26 Jun 2012
Accepted
15 Aug 2012
First published
24 Aug 2012

Soft Matter, 2012,8, 9977-9980
Article type
Communication

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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