Simple and exact analytic solution for oblique propagation in a cholesteric liquid crystal

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Werner S. Weiglhofer

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A cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) is periodically inhomogeneous along its spirality axis. An exact analytic solution for oblique (i.e., off-axis) propagation in a CLC is presented for the first time. The solution involves only the addition and multiplication of 4 X 4 matrices, and it can be evaluated to an arbitrary degree of precision because it is expressed as a uniformly convergent series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 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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