Circular Bragg phenomenon and pulse bleeding in cholesteric liquid crystals

Joseph B. Geddes, Mark W. Meredith, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

Examining the reflection and transmission of pulses by a half-space occupied by an axially excited cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC), we uncover the spatio-temporal anatomy of the circular Bragg phenomenon exhibited by CLCs. In particular, we show the phenomenon of pulse bleeding occurs in the Bragg regime, when the handedness of the incident light coincides with the structural handedness of the illuminated CLC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-57
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Communications
Volume182
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2000

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Cholesteric liquid crystals
handedness
bleeding
liquid crystals
anatomy
half spaces
pulses

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Geddes, Joseph B. ; Meredith, Mark W. ; Lakhtakia, Akhlesh. / Circular Bragg phenomenon and pulse bleeding in cholesteric liquid crystals. In: Optics Communications. 2000 ; Vol. 182, No. 1-3. pp. 45-57.
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In: Optics Communications, Vol. 182, No. 1-3, 01.08.2000, p. 45-57.

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