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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 10, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-818-7
Welcome Reception and Joint FiO/LS Poster Session I (JSuA)

Polarization-Controlled Switching in Cycloidal Nematic Liquid Crystals

Svetlana V. Serak, Hakob Sarkissian, Nelson Tabiryan, Leon B. Glebov, Vasile Rotar, and Boris Ya. Zeldovich


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Cycloidal nematic liquid crystal cells are capable of high diffraction efficiency in thin layers of materials comparable to the radiation wavelength. We demonstrate switching between diffraction orders of such grating using phase retarder.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals

S. V. Serak, H. Sarkissian, N. Tabiryan, L. B. Glebov, V. Rotar, and B. Y. Zeldovich, "Polarization-Controlled Switching in Cycloidal Nematic Liquid Crystals," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JSuA1.

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