Real-condition optical reorientation in liquid crystalline photonic cell


  • Marek Wojciech Sierakowski Warsaw Univ. of Technology



In the present work the mechanism of optical orientational nonlinearity in liquid-crystalline nematic structure is examined. The results obtained in the frame of the classical Oseen-Frank-Leslie model of the effect are considered in real conditions. The paper addresses physical aspects of the mechanism, which are really met but not taken into account in the theory. Some selected aspects are discussed, which are essential in expected applications.

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How to Cite

M. W. Sierakowski, “Real-condition optical reorientation in liquid crystalline photonic cell”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 1, no. 1, pp. pp. 10–12, Mar. 2009.