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Non-linear light propagation and bistability in nematic liquid crystals
Author(s): Jeroen Beeckman; Kristiaan Neyts; Wout De Cort; Abbas Madani
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Paper Abstract

Liquid crystals can switch under influence of an electric field or under influence of incident light. In this paper we provide a mathematical description including electrical, optical and elastic torques. Depending on the applied voltage and the incident light, bistability in the director orientation may be possible. Under certain conditions, the sequence of applying incident TM polarized light and a static voltage allows to access different states.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2009
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7414, Liquid Crystals XIII, 74140K (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827015
Show Author Affiliations
Jeroen Beeckman, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Kristiaan Neyts, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Wout De Cort, Univ. Gent (Belgium)
Abbas Madani, Univ. Gent (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7414:
Liquid Crystals XIII
Iam Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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