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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1042–1044

Observation of domain patterns induced by ultrasound pulses in a nematic liquid-crystal film

Shu-Hsia Chen, Wei Lee, and Kai-Feng Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 19, pp. 1042-1044 (1989)

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The homeotropically aligned nematic liquid-crystal layer with a free circular edge is studied. Domain patterns induced by high-frequency ultrasound pulses are observed for the first time to our knowledge. The pattern changes for different incident angles of the ultrasound and can be enhanced by a quasi-static electric field.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 16, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 1989
Published: October 1, 1989

Shu-Hsia Chen, Kai-Feng Huang, and Wei Lee, "Observation of domain patterns induced by ultrasound pulses in a nematic liquid-crystal film," Opt. Lett. 14, 1042-1044 (1989)

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