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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2857–2861

Influence of the director field structure on extinction and scattering by a nematic liquid-crystal droplet

Valery A. Loiko and Vladimir I. Molochko  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 13, pp. 2857-2861 (1999)

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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.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction

Original Manuscript: October 15, 1998
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 1999
Published: May 1, 1999

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)

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