Molecular interpretation of the absorption-induced optical reorientation of nematic liquid crystals

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Abstract

A molecular mechanism is proposed to explain the anomalous optical reorientation observed in nematic guest-host systems. According to the model, light-induced reorientation in these systems is due to the interaction between the excited dye molecules and the nematic host. The model justifies a phenomenological description given earlier. Numerical results, based on the present model, are in agreement with the observed order of magnitude of the effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2957-2963
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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