Wavelength dependence of optical reorientation in dye-doped nematics

D. Paparo, P. Maddalena, G. Abbate, E. Santamato, I. Jánossy

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The wavelength dependence of the optical reorientation of nematic liquid crystals is investigated in the presence of two dyes, using the z-scan technique. A strong correlation is found between the magnitude of the dye-induced amplification of the optical torque and the dichroism of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-84
Number of pages12
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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