5 December 2012 Characterization of the dynamics of surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal under electric field by full optical snapshot matrix Mueller polarimeter
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We investigated the layer dynamics of a conventional surface-stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal (SSFLC) using a full-optical snapshot Mueller matrix polarimeter (SMMP) based on wavelength polarization coding. Time-resolved polarimetric measurements were performed with different SSFLC samples, and a strong correlation between the polarimetric parameters and the SSFLC under electric field at different exposure times was found. It has been shown that the SMMP polarimeter is able to determine the evolution of the trajectory of the liquid crystal director between the two addressed states, the reversible motion of the smectic layer while switching, as well as the irreversible transition from chevron to bookshelf texture.
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Vinicius N. H. Silva, Vinicius N. H. Silva, Philippe P. Babilotte, Philippe P. Babilotte, Sylvain Rivet, Sylvain Rivet, Matthieu Dubreuil, Matthieu Dubreuil, Bernard Le Jeune, Bernard Le Jeune, Laurent Dupont, Laurent Dupont, } "Characterization of the dynamics of surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal under electric field by full optical snapshot matrix Mueller polarimeter," Optical Engineering 51(12), 123601 (5 December 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.12.123601 . Submission:
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