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27 October 1992 Refractive index dispersions of liquid crystals
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Proceedings Volume 1815, Display Technologies; (1992)
Event: International Symposium on Optoelectronics in Computers, Communications, and Control, 1992, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Refractive indices of two nematic liquid crystals: 5 CB and 5 PCH were measured from 400 to 820 nm region at various temperatures. Results fit the three-band model well. Through these comparisons, the contribution of (sigma) - and (pi) -electrons to the refractive indices and birefringence of uniaxial liquid crystals are evaluated quantitatively. These physical insights are useful for tailoring liquid crystal molecules with proper refractive indices.
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Shin-Tson Wu, ChiungSheng Wu, W. Warenghem, and M. Ismaili "Refractive index dispersions of liquid crystals", Proc. SPIE 1815, Display Technologies, (27 October 1992);

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