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Review Of The Infrared Properties Of Liquid Crystals
Author(s): Shin-Tson Wu
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Paper Abstract

The recently developed microscopic theory of liquid crystal birefringence is reviewed. New physical insights into the origins of the visible and infrared birefringence of liquid crystals are obtained. Guidelines for selecting or synthesizing highly birefringent liquid crystal materials are established. Novel applications of liquid crystals in the infrared regions are foreseeable. In addition, mechanisms which limit the high power laser applications of liquid crystals are briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0567, Advances in Materials for Active Optics, (4 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949838
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Shin-Tson Wu, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0567:
Advances in Materials for Active Optics
Solomon Musikant, Editor(s)

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