Translator Disclaimer
Paper
17 June 1998 New discovery and mechanism behind the diffraction ring formation of a nematic liquid crystal
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 3421, Display Technologies II; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.311056
Event: Asia Pacific Symposium on Optoelectronics '98, 1998, Taipei, Taiwan
Abstract
A new discovery has been made for the diffraction ring formation of a nematic liquid crystal. When a beam shines on the crystal of a shallow tilt at 5 degrees, an innermost ring will be formed form the previous innermost ring. While it is at steep tilt of 40 degrees, the new innermost ring will be given rise by the bright center spot. The mechanism is deep-rooted to the electronic polarizability of the nematic liquid crystal. Thus the polarizability can form a complex and yet the most realistic model for the crystal to account for its characteristics. The sensitivity and physical display of two different ring formations of the nematic liquid crystal will open a wide range of investigations including some unknown areas like a calibration of earthquake-prediction detection and some very high-precision instrument applications.
© (1998) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Kwok Cheung Pun "New discovery and mechanism behind the diffraction ring formation of a nematic liquid crystal", Proc. SPIE 3421, Display Technologies II, (17 June 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.311056
PROCEEDINGS
9 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
RELATED CONTENT


Back to Top