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FDTD method for light interaction with liquid crystals

FDTD method for light interaction with liquid crystals
FDTD method for light interaction with liquid crystals
Finite-difference time domain method(FDTD)for optical propagation through liquid crystal structures have been compared with analytical results. Conclusions about the accuracy of the FDTD method and possible sources of errors have been made. An algorithm that provides feedback between the change of the director distribution and the optical field has been proposed. We have demonstrated the effectiveness of our technique by considering the example of light propagation through a nematic liquid crystal cell with an applied electric field and photosensitive polymer on one of the substrates. The results give insight into the demands of the FDTD method for liquid crystal structures and demonstrate how it might be extended for more complex liquid crystal devices.
Fdtd Method, Optics Of Liquid Crystals
1542-1406
1-10
Ilyina, V.
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Cox, S.J.
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Sluckin, T.J.
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Ilyina, V.
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Cox, S.J.
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Sluckin, T.J.
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Ilyina, V., Cox, S.J. and Sluckin, T.J. (2004) FDTD method for light interaction with liquid crystals. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 422, 1-10. (doi:10.1080/15421400490501932).

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Finite-difference time domain method(FDTD)for optical propagation through liquid crystal structures have been compared with analytical results. Conclusions about the accuracy of the FDTD method and possible sources of errors have been made. An algorithm that provides feedback between the change of the director distribution and the optical field has been proposed. We have demonstrated the effectiveness of our technique by considering the example of light propagation through a nematic liquid crystal cell with an applied electric field and photosensitive polymer on one of the substrates. The results give insight into the demands of the FDTD method for liquid crystal structures and demonstrate how it might be extended for more complex liquid crystal devices.

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Published date: 2004
Keywords: Fdtd Method, Optics Of Liquid Crystals

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Local EPrints ID: 29601
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29601
ISSN: 1542-1406
PURE UUID: 48553e4e-c5fa-4c5f-8538-b3d8aa3d6dd1
ORCID for T.J. Sluckin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9163-0061

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Date deposited: 12 May 2006
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 02:32

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Author: V. Ilyina
Author: S.J. Cox
Author: T.J. Sluckin ORCID iD

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