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Director turning on isotropic surface due to light-induced torque in a bulk of nematic liquid crystal
Author(s): Tatyana Marusii; Yuri A. Reznikov; Sergei Slussarenko
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Paper Abstract

The effect of the light-induced surface reorientation of the LC director in a cell filled with an LC-azo dye mixture is obtained. The surface reorientation is caused by LC director reorientation in the bulk, which is initiated by a consequent tans-cis-trans isomerization of azo dye molecules accompanied by a variation of their orientation with respect to the polarization of the exciting light. It is shown that the value and the kinetics of the effect depend on the type of the aligning surface.

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Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2795, Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239194
Show Author Affiliations
Tatyana Marusii, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Yuri A. Reznikov, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Sergei Slussarenko, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2795:
Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals
Gertruda V. Klimusheva; Andrey G. Iljin, Editor(s)

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