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Nematic director slippage: role of the angular momentum of light

Nematic director slippage: role of the angular momentum of light
Nematic director slippage: role of the angular momentum of light
We propose a theoretical model of the light-induced director slippage effect. In this effect the bulk director reorientation contributes to the surface director reorientation. It is found that the director and ellipticity profiles, obtained in the geometric optics approximation, are dependent on the ellipticity of the incident light wave. The director distribution is spatially modulated in linearly polarized light but grows monotonically in circularly polarized light. The surface director deviation has been examined, and comparison made with existing experimental data, which then permits the magnitude of the orientational nonlinearity coefficient to be calculated.
1539-3755
011701-[7pp]
Andrienko, D.
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Reznikov, Y.
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Reshetnyak, V.
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Sluckin, T.J.
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Andrienko, D.
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Reznikov, Y.
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Reshetnyak, V.
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Sluckin, T.J.
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Andrienko, D., Reznikov, Y., Reshetnyak, V. and Sluckin, T.J. (2001) Nematic director slippage: role of the angular momentum of light. Physical Review E, 63 (1), 011701-[7pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.63.011701).

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We propose a theoretical model of the light-induced director slippage effect. In this effect the bulk director reorientation contributes to the surface director reorientation. It is found that the director and ellipticity profiles, obtained in the geometric optics approximation, are dependent on the ellipticity of the incident light wave. The director distribution is spatially modulated in linearly polarized light but grows monotonically in circularly polarized light. The surface director deviation has been examined, and comparison made with existing experimental data, which then permits the magnitude of the orientational nonlinearity coefficient to be calculated.

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Published date: January 2001

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Local EPrints ID: 29585
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29585
ISSN: 1539-3755
PURE UUID: 3a16b681-96d5-44da-a691-b021b0f372ae
ORCID for T.J. Sluckin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9163-0061

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Date deposited: 12 May 2006
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:20

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