Special Issue "Liquid Crystal Optical Device"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2019).
Dr. Noureddine Bennis
Military University of Technology, Institute of Applied Physics, Warsaw, Poland
Liquid crystals (LCs) are one of the key materials used in light beam manipulation, as their pronounced anisotropy and fluidity allow their refractive index to be tuned by small applied voltages. One remarkable feature of these materials is their high versatility. These materials attract scientists across disciplines such as chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering.
These kinds of materials have been used as active elements in different electro-optical devices in the visible and near IR range. By supplying a relatively low voltage, the LC molecules, individually and collectively anisotropic, are reoriented and the effective refractive index seen by an electromagnetic wave varies. This remarkable behavior spans the entire spectrum from visible to THz and microwave frequencies.
Topics of interest:
• Advances in development of new novel liquid crystalline materials and phenomena
• Biophotonic applications of liquid crystalline materials
• Emerging LCD technologies, such as polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals,
• Real-time 3D holographic displays
• Holographic microscopy systems using liquid crystals
• Applications of liquid crystals in telecommunications
• Liquid crystal technology for adaptive optics
• Active meta-materials and meta-surfaces
• Recent advances in nematic liquid crystal nonlinear optics
• Thermography using liquid crystals
• Photoresponsive and photoalignable materials
Prof. Leszek R. Jaroszewicz
Dr. Noureddine Bennis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Liquid crystal devices
- Wave-front sensing
- Active meta-materials
- Nonlinear optics