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Reflection of multidomain structured cholesteric liquid crystals
Author(s): Christian Bohley; Toralf Scharf; Rolf Klappert; Joachim Grupp
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Paper Abstract

The simulation of polymer-dispersed cholesteric liquid crystals is carried out using a model, which takes into account the domain structure of the layer. The model is based on the 4x4 matrix calculation method of Berreman. One considers different orientations of the helical axis in multi- and single-domain configurations. The distribution of the helical axis orientations in the multi-domain model allows the description of optical properties of multi-stable director configurations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4463, Liquid Crystals V, (11 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449948
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Bohley, Univ. de Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Toralf Scharf, Univ. de Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Rolf Klappert, Asulab SA (Switzerland)
Joachim Grupp, Asulab SA (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4463:
Liquid Crystals V
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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