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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1998
  • pp: 891–893

Interference patterns of scattering light induced by orientational fluctuations in an electric-field-biased nematic liquid-crystal film

Yuhren Shen, Shu-Hsia Chen, Ching-Hsiang Hsu, and Yinchieh Lai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 12, pp. 891-893 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000891


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Abstract

A new light-scattering phenomenon from a planar aligned nematic liquid-crystal film is observed and studied. This new phenomenon exhibits ring patterns in the orthogonal polarization. A simple model based on optical interference has been developed, and its predictions agree well with experimental observation.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements
(290.5840) Scattering : Scattering, molecules
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Yuhren Shen, Shu-Hsia Chen, Ching-Hsiang Hsu, and Yinchieh Lai, "Interference patterns of scattering light induced by orientational fluctuations in an electric-field-biased nematic liquid-crystal film," Opt. Lett. 23, 891-893 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-12-891


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