Reference : Dynamic and complex optical patterns from colloids of cholesteric liquid crystal droplets
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Dynamic and complex optical patterns from colloids of cholesteric liquid crystal droplets
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Noh, Junghyun mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
Drevensek-Olenik, Irena [University of Ljubljana > Faculty of Mathematics & Physics]
Yamamoto, Jun [Kyoto University > Department of Physics]
Lagerwall, Jan mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
2015
Proceedings of the SPIE
Bellingham, Wash. : The International Society of optical engineering.
9384
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies X
93840T1-9
No
Yes
International
1996-756X
SPIE Opto
February 7-12, 2015
SPIE
San Francisco
USA
[en] Cholesteric liquid crystals ; colloidal crystals ; selective reflection ; Bragg reflection ; photonics ; pattern formation ; microfluidics
[en] Drops or shells of a planar-aligned short-pitch cholesteric liquid crystal exhibit unique optical properties due to the combination of Bragg reflection in the cholesteric helix and a radial orientation of the helix axis. If such a droplet is illuminated from above, light is reflected into a continuous set of cones, the opening angles of which depend on where on the droplet the light hits its surface. For the wavelength that fulfills the Bragg condition the reflection is dramatically enhanced, yielding the light cones colored. A photonic cross communication scheme arises for certain angles, reflecting light back to the observer from a different droplet than the one originally illuminated. This gives rise to an intricate pattern of colored and circularly polarized spots. A number of interesting applications may be developed based on this pattern, e.g. in identification and authentication devices. We have carried out a detailed spectrophotometric analysis of the patterns, localized to individual spot maxima. A quantitative comparison between the measured spectra and the reflection wavelength expected from a model for the pattern generation allows us to conclude that the droplets are in fact not spherical but slightly ellipsoidal.
National Research Foundation (NRF, Korea), NRF-JSPS
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/20840
10.1117/12.2180516
http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2180516
JungHyun Noh, Irena Drevensek-Olenik, Jun Yamamoto, and Jan P. F. Lagerwall, “Dynamic and complex optical patterns from colloids of cholesteric liquid crystal droplets,” Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies X, Liang-Chy Chien, Harry J. Coles, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Ivan I. Smalyukh, Editors, Proc. SPIE 9384, 93840T (2015). Copyright 2015 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.

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