Time-domain signature of an axially excited cholesteric liquid crystal. Part II: Rectangular wide-extent pulses
Authors: Geddes III, J.B.; Lakhtakia, A.
Source: Optik International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, Volume 112, Number 2, February 2001 , pp. 62-66(5)
Publisher: Urban & Fischer
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.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: CATMAS – Computational and Theoretical Materials Sciences Group, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, 212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802-6812, USA
Publication date: February 1, 2001