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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 3, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1986
  • pp: 247–252

Nematic liquid crystals for spatial light modulators: recent studies

U. Efron, S. T. Wu, and T. D. Bates  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 247-252 (1986)

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Recent studies on the behavior of nematic liquid crystals (LC’s) in two basic configurations are described. The phase rate of change Δϕt is studied for the case of parallel aligned nematic cells. It is shown that Δϕt of approximately 3 rad/msec can be obtained with a 4-μm E-7 LC at λ = 0.63 μm. The optical transmission of a 900 twisted-nematic cell is studied with regard to its dependence on the polarization angle of incidence.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 11, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 1985
Published: February 1, 1986

U. Efron, S. T. Wu, and T. D. Bates, "Nematic liquid crystals for spatial light modulators: recent studies," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 247-252 (1986)

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