On the basis of calculations under the discrete dipole approximation and a proposed extended model of nested ellipsoids for bipolar droplets, the changes in optical properties of a spherical liquid-crystal droplet, caused by a change in director configuration under the influence of an external field, have been considered.
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Valery A. Loiko and Vladimir I. Molochko, "Influence of the Director Field Structure on Extinction and Scattering by a Nematic Liquid-Crystal Droplet," Appl. Opt. 38, 2857-2861 (1999)