Recent Liquid Crystal Photonics Research in HKUST


  • Vladimir G. Chigrinov
  • Hoi Sing Kwok
  • Andrew Poon
  • Amine Bermak



We have characterized liquid crystal (LC) materials and electrooptical modes, as well as new LC configurations suitable for fiber optical applications. New LC based tunable photonic devices were also proposed. The basic achievements were made using the photoaligning and photopatterning technology.

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  7. Evgeny Pozhidaev, and Vladimir Chigrinov, SID?10 Conference, 27-2, Seattle, Washington, USA, May, 2010.
  8. Evgeny Pozhidaev, Vladimir Chigrinov, Valery Vashenko et al., (submitted to SID'11 Conference), May 2011, USA.
  9. Xiaojin Zhao, Amine Bermak, Farid Boussaid, and Vladimir G. Chigrinov, "Liquid-crystal micropolarimeter array for full Stokes polarization imaging in visible spectrum", Optics Express, Vol. 184, No. 17, pp. 17776- 17787 (2010). [CrossRef]
  10. S. Valyukh, I. Valyukh, V. Chigrinov, H. S. Kwok, and H. Arwin, "Liquid crystal light deflecting devices based on nonuniform anchoring",Appl. Phys. Lett., 97, 231120-1- 231120-3, (2010). [CrossRef]
  11. F. Fan, M.-C. Tseng, A. Murauski, H.S. Kwok, V. Chigrinov, LCTp4-12, IDW'10 Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, December, 2010.
  12. Fei Fan, Zourab Brodzeli, Vladimir Chigrinov, Anatoli Murauski, P - 2.220, 23d Intern. Liq. Cryst. Conf, Krakow, Poland, July 2010.




How to Cite

V. G. Chigrinov, H. S. Kwok, A. Poon, and A. Bermak, “Recent Liquid Crystal Photonics Research in HKUST”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 3, no. 1, pp. pp. 2–4, Mar. 2011.