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Electro-Optic Behavior Of Thin Nematic Liquid Crystal Cells
Author(s): Shin-Tson Wu; Uzi Efron
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Paper Abstract

Electro-optic properties of thin liquid crystal cells are found to deviate significantly from those of thick cells. Results on the liquid crystal thickness dependent phase retardation, effective birefringence, threshold voltage, and decay time of thin E-7 cells are presented. A simple model which is based on the partially disordered surface layers is developed to explain the observed phenomena.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0613, Nonlinear Optics and Applications, (16 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.960406
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Shin-Tson Wu, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)
Uzi Efron, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0613:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications
Pochi Yeh, Editor(s)

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