Printed photonic arrays from self-organized chiral nematic liquid crystals

D. J. Gardiner, W. -K. Hsiao, S. M. Morris, P. J. W. Hands, T. D. Wilkinson, I. M. Hutchings, H. J. Coles

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Active laser arrays, of arbitrary pattern, were created by inkjet deposition of self-assembled photonic structures in the form of dye-doped chiral nematic liquid crystals. The print process itself achieves the requisite alignment for photonic band-edge lasing action normal to the substrate; laser threshold and linewidth characteristics are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9977-9980
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2012


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