8 December 2016 The birefringence of two liquid crystals in terahertz band
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Abstract
Compared with the wide application of liquid crystals (LCs) in the visible frequency band, their properties in the terahertz band have not been investigated extensively yet. In this paper, we have investigated the optical anisotropy of LCs TEB30A and 9023 at room temperature using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS). The extraordinary and ordinary refraction indices of LC TEB30A are ne≈1.84 and no≈1.65, or a birefringence of 0.19 from 0.5 to 2.2 THz. The extraordinary and ordinary refraction indices of LC 9023 are ne≈1.83 and no≈1.62, or a birefringence of 0.21 from 0.5 to 2.2 THz. LC 9023 exhibits a little larger terahertz birefringence than that of LC TEB30A.
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Huijuan Sun, Huijuan Sun, Qingli Zhou, Qingli Zhou, Chenyu Li, Chenyu Li, Lingqin Kong, Lingqin Kong, Yuejin Zhao, Yuejin Zhao, Cunlin Zhang, Cunlin Zhang, } "The birefringence of two liquid crystals in terahertz band", Proc. SPIE 10030, Infrared, Millimeter-Wave, and Terahertz Technologies IV, 100302D (8 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246343; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2246343
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