Investigation of exact analytic solution for oblique propagation in chiral sculptured thin films and smectic liquid crystals

John A. Polo, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

An exact matrix polynomial series solution for oblique propagation in chiral sculptured thin films and chiral smectic liquid crystals is numerically examined. An algorithm to surmount the problem of convergence for large propagation distances is presented. The convergence of the series is investigated via calculations for a range of wavelengths, incidence angles, and constitutive parameters. Implementation of the matrix polynomial series solution is also compared with the piecewise uniform permittivity approximation method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-68
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5218
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventPROCEEDINGS OF SPIE SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Complex Mediums IV: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2003Aug 5 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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