Perturbational solution for propagation in periodically bent nematic liquid crystals and thin films

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Werner S. Weiglhofer

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The Maxwell curl postulates have been analyzed for propagation in the vertical microstructurally significant plane of a periodically bent nematic (PBN) medium. The ordinary modes are unaffected by the anisotropy and the periodic inhomogeneity of the PBN medium, but the extraordinary modes are. Simple expressions, applicable for small anisotropy parameters, have been found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-323
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Apr 20 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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