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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1971
  • pp: 317–320

Optical Reflection from Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Films

S. V. Subramanyam  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 317-320 (1971)

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The reflection spectrum of light from the surface of a cholesteric liquid crystal film has been theoretically studied by including the absorption of light by the material. The intensity of reflection is found as a function of the wavelength and the angle of incidence as well as the angle of reflection near the circular dichroism region. A good agreement has been obtained with the available experimental data.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 8, 1970
Published: February 1, 1971

S. V. Subramanyam, "Optical Reflection from Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Films," Appl. Opt. 10, 317-320 (1971)

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