Tuning Optical Resonances of a Microsphere with Liquid Crystal

Yilmaz H., Tamer M. S., Gürlü O., Serpenguzel A.

Conference on Integrated Photonics - Materials, Devices, and Applications, Prague, Czech Republic, 18 - 20 April 2011, vol.8069 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 8069
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.887635
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Optical resonances are observed in the elastic light scattering form high refractive index glass microspheres placed on a single mode optical fiber coupler and in a liquid crystal. Placing the liquid crystal on the optical fiber coupler increases the non-resonant scattering, whereas placing the liquid crystal away from the optical coupler increases the resonant scattering. Optical resonances blue and red shift due to the placement and removal of the liquid crystal.