We present exact equations and numerical solutions for molecular reorientation in chiral and nonchiral nematic liquid crystals induced by the inhomogeneous field of a shape corresponding to the Gaussian light beam. We show the importance of the individual terms for different light polarization and intensity. We also present examples of simplified equations for particular cases.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2012
Published: May 30, 2012
Filip A. Sala and Mirosław A. Karpierz, "Chiral and nonchiral nematic liquid-crystal reorientation induced by inhomogeneous electric fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 1465-1472 (2012)