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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2134–2136

Observation of polarization conflict caused by geometrical phase in a twisted nematic liquid crystal cell

M. V. Vasnetsov, V. A. Pas’ko, and D. S. Kasyanyuk  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 11, pp. 2134-2136 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002134


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Abstract

We analyze the optical effects associated with an adiabatic rotation of a plane of polarization in a twisted nematic liquid crystal. The experimental verification was performed with a cell with linear rubbing of a front surface and circular rubbing of a rear surface. The expectations of the liquid crystal’s orientation defect origin along the line of the maximum tension and a polarization conflict caused by geometrical phase are confirmed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(350.1370) Other areas of optics : Berry's phase
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2011
Published: June 1, 2011

Citation
M. V. Vasnetsov, V. A. Pas’ko, and D. S. Kasyanyuk, "Observation of polarization conflict caused by geometrical phase in a twisted nematic liquid crystal cell," Opt. Lett. 36, 2134-2136 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-11-2134

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