Electro-optic behavior of thin nematic liquid crystal cells

Shin Tson Wu, Uzi Efron

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Electro-optic properties of thin liquid crystal cells are found to deviate significantly from those of thick cells. Results on the liquid crystal thickness dependent phase retardation, effective birefringence, threshold voltage, and decay time of thin E-7 cells are presented. A simple model which is based on the partially disordered surface layers is developed to explain the observed phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-177
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 16 Jun 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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