Liquid Crystal lasers with lateral light emission

01 October 2013 → 17 June 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Optical physics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Materials science and engineering
liquid crystals lasers photonics
Project description

Liquid crystal is a material that can self-organize: with a well-chosen mixture of molecules, the material forms spontaneously a helix-shaped structure, with a periodicity that matches the wavelength of light emitting molecules. When this mixture is illuminated with pulses of light, lasing can occur. The technology, the experimental setup and the theoretical modeling of in-plane lasing devices will be investigated.