20 May 2013 Investigation of ferroelectric liquid crystal orientation in the silica microcapillaries
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Proceedings Volume 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors; 87942B (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026034
Event: Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2013, Krakow, Poland
Abstract
In the paper we present our recent results concerning the orientation of ferroelectric liquid crystal molecules inside silica micro capillaries. We have infiltrated the silica micro capillaries with experimental ferroelectric liquid crystal material W-260K synthesized in the Military University of Technology. The infiltrated micro capillaries were observed under the polarization microscope while both a polarizer and an analyzer were crossed. The studies on the orientation of ferroelectric liquid crystal molecules may contribute to further studies on behavior of this group of liquid crystal materials inside photonic crystal fiber. The obtained results may lead to design of a new type of fast optical fiber sensors.
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D. Budaszewski, A. W. Domański, T. R. Woliński, "Investigation of ferroelectric liquid crystal orientation in the silica microcapillaries", Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 87942B (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026034; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2026034
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