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ISRN Materials Science
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 784615, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/784615
Research Article

Liquid Crystal-Based Reconfigurable Tunable Filter with DBR Topology

Electronics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Tunis El Manar, Rommana 1068, Tunisia

Received 25 June 2011; Accepted 2 August 2011

Academic Editor: S. Furumi

Copyright © 2011 S. Missaoui and M. Kaddour. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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