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Resonant photoexicitation and electro-optic switch in nematic and ferroelectric liquid crystals
Author(s): Bendaoud Saad; Tigran V. Galstian; Liviu Dinescu; Robert P. Lemieux
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Paper Abstract

Two guest dyes are used to change dramatically the torque exerted by DC and optical frequency electric fields on ferroelectric and nematic liquid crystal hosts. The particularity of the photoisomerization mechanisms of these dyes is responsible for the unusual behavior of the guest- host compounds. Corresponding molecular model is provided by describe the photoexcitation of dyes and its influence on the host material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3800, Liquid Crystals III, (14 October 1999);
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Bendaoud Saad, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Tigran V. Galstian, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Liviu Dinescu, Queen's Univ. (United States)
Robert P. Lemieux, Queen's Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3800:
Liquid Crystals III
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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