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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Original Manuscript: October 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2009
Published: May 26, 2009
Seydou Bassene and Tigran Galstian, "Interferential quenching of light transmission in microsphere dispersions of liquid-crystal clusters," Opt. Lett. 34, 1663-1665 (2009)