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Electrically tunable microresonators using photoaligned liquid crystals

Authors Chigrinov, Vladimir G.
Zhou, Linjie
Muravsky, Alexander
Poon, Andrew Wing On
Issue Date 2010-08-24
Source US Patent , 7,783,144 B2, 2010
Summary An electrooptically tunable waveguide-coupled microresonator. In one example embodiment, the switch includes a photoalignment layer that enhances control of liquid crystal alignment in the cladding near the coupling region of the microresonator and waveguide.
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