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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1019–1021

Time-resolved switching analysis of a ferroelectric liquid crystal by snapshot Mueller matrix polarimetry

Matthieu Dubreuil, Sylvain Rivet, Bernard Le Jeune, and Laurent Dupont  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 1019-1021 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001019


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Abstract

An experimental snapshot Mueller matrix polarimeter based on wavelength polarization coding is used to get a time-resolved description of electric-field-induced fast transition within a ferroelectric liquid-crystal cell. The parameters extracted from experimental Mueller matrices are linked to the molecule director distribution to further determine the average trajectory and the collective behavior of these molecules while they switch over to another state.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2010
Published: March 29, 2010

Citation
Matthieu Dubreuil, Sylvain Rivet, Bernard Le Jeune, and Laurent Dupont, "Time-resolved switching analysis of a ferroelectric liquid crystal by snapshot Mueller matrix polarimetry," Opt. Lett. 35, 1019-1021 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-7-1019

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