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Title: Electrically tuned photoluminescence in large pitch cholesteric liquid crystal

Cholesteric liquid crystals are known as 1-D photonic band gap materials due to their periodic helical supramolecular structure and larger birefringence. Depending upon the helical twisted pitch length, they give the characteristic contrast due to selective Bragg reflections when viewed through the polarizing optical microscope and hence affect the electro-optic properties. So the optimization of chiral dopant concentration in nematic liquid crystal leads to control the transmission of polarized light through the microscope. Hence transmission based polarizing optical microscope is used for the characterization of helical pitch length in the optical texture. The unwinding of helical pitch was observed with the application of electric field which affects the intensity of photoluminescence.
Authors:
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  1. School of Physics and Materials Science, Thapar University, Patiala-147004, Punjab (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22269422
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1591; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 58. DAE solid state physics symposium 2013, Patiala, Punjab (India), 17-21 Dec 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; BIREFRINGENCE; BRAGG REFLECTION; CHIRALITY; CONTROL; ELECTRIC FIELDS; LIQUID CRYSTALS; OPTICAL MICROSCOPES; PERIODICITY; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; PITCHES; TRANSMISSION