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Refractive index dispersions of liquid crystals
Author(s): Shin-Tson Wu; ChiungSheng Wu; W. Warenghem; M. Ismaili
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Paper Abstract

Refractive indices of two nematic liquid crystals: 5 CB and 5 PCH were measured from 400 to 820 nm region at various temperatures. Results fit the three-band model well. Through these comparisons, the contribution of (sigma) - and (pi) -electrons to the refractive indices and birefringence of uniaxial liquid crystals are evaluated quantitatively. These physical insights are useful for tailoring liquid crystal molecules with proper refractive indices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1815, Display Technologies, (27 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131314
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Shin-Tson Wu, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
ChiungSheng Wu, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
W. Warenghem, Univ. des Sciences et Techniques (France)
M. Ismaili, Univ. des Sciences et Techniques (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1815:
Display Technologies
Shu-Hsia Chen; Shin-Tson Wu, Editor(s)

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