Time-domain signature of an axially excited cholesteric liquid crystal. Part II: Rectangular wide-extent pulses

Joseph B. Geddes, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

Solving the Maxwell equations directly in the time-domain using a newly developed accelerated algorithm, we examine the response of axially excited layers of cholesteric liquid crystals (CLCs) to rectangular wide-extent pulses (WEPs). Although the circular Bragg phenomenon certainly distorts a rectangular WEP when its bandwidth substantially lies within the Bragg regime and the carrier wave's handedness coincides with the structural handedness of a CLC layer, the pulse edges are still transmitted and appropriately coded information is thus not lost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalOptik (Jena)
Volume112
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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