Influence of the Filling Factor and Size of Coated Spheres on Effective Refractive Index in Nanosphere Dispersed Liquid Crystal Metamaterial
Wiktor Walasik, Michal Jarema, Grzegorz Pawlik, Antoni C. Mitus and Iam Choon Khoo
We study the tunability of the effective refractive index in nanosphere dispersed liquid crystal (NDLC) metamaterial by means of the filling factor and size ratio of coated spheres. We show that small variations of those parameters lead to strong changes in the optical properties (effective refractive index) of NDLC.
Keywords: Nanosphere dispersed liquid crystal, Metamaterials, Effective refractive index