1 August 1993 Refractive index dispersions of liquid crystals
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Abstract
Refractive indices of two nematic liquid crystals, 5CB and 5PCH, were measured from the 400- to 800-nm region at various temperatures. Results fit the three-band model well. Through comparisons, the contributions of σ and π 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.
Shin-Tson Wu, ChiungSheng Wu, Marc Warenghem, M. Ismaili, "Refractive index dispersions of liquid crystals," Optical Engineering 32(8), (1 August 1993). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.143988
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