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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1663–1665

Interferential quenching of light transmission in microsphere dispersions of liquid-crystal clusters

Seydou Bassene and Tigran Galstian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1663-1665 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001663


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Abstract

Electro-optic interferential quenching of light scattering is observed in microsphere and nematic liquid-crystal dispersions. The used drop-filled and nonaligned liquid-crystal matrix allows the formation of large orientational clusters responsible for this phenomenon, which is interpreted according to the single-scattering model.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: October 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2009
Published: May 26, 2009

Citation
Seydou Bassene and Tigran Galstian, "Interferential quenching of light transmission in microsphere dispersions of liquid-crystal clusters," Opt. Lett. 34, 1663-1665 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-11-1663


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