Integrated electro-optic switch in liquid crystals

Andrea Fratalocchi*, Rita Asquini, Gaetano Assanto

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We demonstrate a compact, low-power and broadband electrooptic switch in a simple waveguide geometry with undoped nematic liquid crystals. We experimentally achieve near infrared switching and signal routing with voltage modulations as low as 0.21V and a device length of 0.16mm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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