Complex nonlinear behavior in optically excited nematic liquid crystals

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The passage of a slightly oblique incidence plane wave through a homeotropically aligned nematic liquid crystal (LC) with the direction of polarization normal to the plane of incidence was theoretically studied. Several equations were derived to describe the time-dependent director reorientation. At various intensities and angles of incidence, the director showed complex nonlinear behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6678-6688
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number6 B
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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