Continuous phase-only or amplitude light-modulation using ferroelectric liquid-crystals with fixed boundary orientations


Abdulhalim, I. (1994) Continuous phase-only or amplitude light-modulation using ferroelectric liquid-crystals with fixed boundary orientations. Optics Communications, 108, (4-6), 219-224. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(94)90652-1).

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Ferroelectric liquid crystals with fixed molecular orientations on the boundaries are found for the first time to act as continuous high speed phase-only and amplitude light modulators. This is based on the gradual distortion of the director-polarisation configuration under small external electric field. Due to the splay-twist nonuniformities which appear during the switching the electro-optic response is shown to be highly sensitive to the wavelength, sample thickness, boundary conditions and the polariser- cell-analyzer orientation.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0030-4018 (print)
1873-0310 (electronic)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78266
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:58
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78266

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