Orientational dynamics induced by circularly polarized light in nematic liquid crystals

Dmitry Krimer, Lorenz Kramer, G. Demeter

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Abstract

We study theoretically the transitions induced by a circularly polarized plane light wave perpendicularly incident on a thin layer of homeotropically oriented nematic liquid crystal. There are three dynamical regimes separated by different types of transitions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-131
Number of pages15
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume421
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • Nematic liquid crystals
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Orientational transitions

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Orientational dynamics induced by circularly polarized light in nematic liquid crystals. / Krimer, Dmitry; Kramer, Lorenz; Demeter, G.

In: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol. 421, 2004, p. 117-131.

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