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Photorefractive effect of ferroelectric liquid crystals
Author(s): Takeo Sasaki; Oki Mochizuki; Kazunori Noborio; Tatsuya Abe; Yukihito Nakazawa
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Paper Abstract

The photorefractivity of a ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) mixed with a photoconductive compound was investigated in detail. FLCs are anisotropic media, so that laser beam incidence conditions strongly affect the formation of the refractive index grating. Effects of intersection angles of the laser beams, sample angle and sample thickness on the photorefractivity of FLCs were examined. The motion-mode photorefractive efffect of a FLC was also investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5741, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.583133
Show Author Affiliations
Takeo Sasaki, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Oki Mochizuki, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kazunori Noborio, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tatsuya Abe, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yukihito Nakazawa, Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5741:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies
Liang-Chy Chien, Editor(s)

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