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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 27–35

Electric-field controllable optical activity in the nano-segregated system composed of rod- and bent-core liquid crystals [Invited]

Fumito Araoka, Go Sugiyama, Ken Ishikawa, and Hideo Takezoe  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 27-35 (2011)

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In this paper, we demonstrate a controllable optical activity emerging as electric-field-dependent circular dicroism (CD) and optical rotatory dispersion (ORD). Such controllable optical activity may offer fascinating possibilities for the production of novel optical materials/devices. The result also supports our previous result about the formation of the chiral superstructure of the 5CB molecules in the BX phase of the 5CB/P8-O-PIMB mixture system.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media

ToC Category:
Chiral Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: February 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2011
Published: April 22, 2011

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Fumito Araoka, Go Sugiyama, Ken Ishikawa, and Hideo Takezoe, "Electric-field controllable optical activity in the nano-segregated system composed of rod- and bent-core liquid crystals [Invited]," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 27-35 (2011)

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