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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1992
  • pp: 1183–1185

Influence of anthraquinone dyes on optical reorientation of nematic liquid crystals

I. Jánossy and T. Kósa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 1183-1185 (1992)

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Optical reorientation measurements in dye-doped nematic liquid crystals are reported. The dye-induced optical torque exceeds significantly the normal optical torque for all anthraquinone dyes investigated. With one of the dyes, optical Freedericksz transition in a planar layer is demonstrated.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 20, 1992
Published: September 1, 1992

I. Jánossy and T. Kósa, "Influence of anthraquinone dyes on optical reorientation of nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 17, 1183-1185 (1992)

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