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Laser beam propagation in a flow aligned nematic liquid crystal: analysis on liquid/light interactions
Author(s): Radhakrishnan Ranjini; Amrutha K. Adiyodi; Murukeshan V. Matham; Nam-Trung Nguyen
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Paper Abstract

The propagation of laser beam in a flow aligned nematic liquid crystal (NLC) and its interaction with liquid are illustrated in this letter. The effect of polarization and scattering on the transmitted power through the NLC under external perturbation flow is demonstrated here. It is found that the flow rate has a significant role in the modulation of refractive index of the medium leading to scattering and change in polarization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(5) 050501 doi: 10.1117/1.3574767
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Radhakrishnan Ranjini, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Amrutha K. Adiyodi, Nanyang Technological Univ. (China)
Murukeshan V. Matham, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Nam-Trung Nguyen, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

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