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  • Vol. 69, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1979
  • pp: 1017–1023

Theory of light reflection by cholesteric liquid crystals possessing a pitch gradient

Leslie E. Hajdo and A. Cemal Eringen  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 69, Issue 7, pp. 1017-1023 (1979)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.69.001017


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Abstract

Cholesteric liquid crystals possessing a pitch gradient are expected to occur in several circumstances of some interest. It is necessary to investigate a layer’s light-reflection properties in order to confirm this structure and to further study its response to boundary or field conditions. In this article two different models and their solutions are presented.

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Leslie E. Hajdo and A. Cemal Eringen, "Theory of light reflection by cholesteric liquid crystals possessing a pitch gradient," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1017-1023 (1979)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-69-7-1017


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