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Perspectives in Condensed Matter Physics

Opticals Effects in Liquid Crystals

Editors: Jánossy, I. (Ed.)

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In 1988 physicists and chemists commemorated the centenary of the discovery of the first liquid crystals. Fora long period after this discovery, although many significant results were found, liquid crystal research remained a marginal topic of condensed matter physics. The situation changed in the sixties. At that time the remarkable electro-optical properties of liquid crystals were recognized and found soon widespread application in numeric displays. From a more fundamental point of view, the interest in disordered systems. increased in general at the same time. Liquid crystals represented an important dass of such systems. Among others, phase transitions, hydrodynamics and topological defects occurring in them attracted considerable attention. The connection between the liquid-crystalline state and the structure of biological membranes stimulated a Iot of works also. In the present volume we discuss a relatively new and rapidly developing branch of the fi. eld, namely nonlinear optical effects in liquid crystals. Optical studies have always played a signifi. cant role in liquid crystal science. Research of optical nonlinearities in liquid crystals began at the end of the sixties. Since then it became a powerful tool in the investigation of symmetry properties, interfacial phenomena or dynamic behaviour. Furthermore, several new aspects of nonlinear processes were demonstrated and studied extensively in liquid crystals. The subject covered in this book is therefore of importance both for liquid crystal research and for nonlinear optics itself. The term "nonlinear optics" is used here in a broad sense.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-27

    Jánossy, István

  • Rotatory Power and Other Optical Properties of Certain Liquid Crystals

    Pages 31-38

    Vries, Hl.

  • Reflection and Transmission by Single-Domain Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Films: Theory and Verification

    Pages 39-49

    Berreman, Dwight W. (et al.)

  • Light Propagation in Anisotropic Stratified Media in the Quasi Adiabatic Limit

    Pages 50-62

    Allia, P. (et al.)

  • Pseudo-Stokes parameter representation of light propagation in layered inhomogeneous uniaxial media in the geometric optics approximation

    Pages 63-66

    Santamato, E. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Opticals Effects in Liquid Crystals
Editors
  • I. Jánossy
Series Title
Perspectives in Condensed Matter Physics
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Editoriale Jaca Book spa, Milano
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3180-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3180-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5403-4
Series ISSN
0923-1749
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 234
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