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Laser light diffraction from 2D layers of polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal droplets
Author(s): G. B. Hadjichristov; L. I. Pavlov; Y. Marinov; A. G. Petrov
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Paper Abstract

An experimental study of coherent light diffraction by single layers composed of liquid-crystal (LC) micro-droplets dispersed in a transparent solid polymer matrix is reported. The LC droplets with a linear-gradient size distribution reach a mean diameter of several tens of micrometers and are organized in a planar two-dimensional film. The controllable size of the LC droplets in the layer can be used for an efficient control of both transmittance and diffraction of incident laser light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7027, 15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 70271M (19 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.822536
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G. B. Hadjichristov, Georgi Nadjakov Institute of Solid State Physics (Bulgaria)
L. I. Pavlov, South-West Univ. (Bulgaria)
Y. Marinov, Georgi Nadjakov Institute of Solid State Physics (Bulgaria)
A. G. Petrov, Georgi Nadjakov Institute of Solid State Physics (Bulgaria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7027:
15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Tanja Dreischuh; Elena Taskova; Ekaterina Borisova; Alexander Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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