Title

Temperature effect on liquid crystal refractive indices

Authors

Authors

J. Li; S. Gauza;S. T. Wu

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

DISPERSIONS; BIREFRINGENCE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

A model describing the temperature effect of liquid crystal (LC) refractive indices is derived and confirmed by experiment. Two single LC compounds (5CB, 5PCH) and two mixtures (MLC-6241-000 and UCF-35) with different birefringence values were used to validate the model. This model fits all the experimental data well. For a low-birefringence LC mixture, if the operating temperature is far below its clearing point, the temperature-dependent refractive indices can be approximated as a parabolic form. This prediction is also experimentally validated. In addition, a linear relationship between and temperature is found. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

96

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

19

Last Page

24

WOS Identifier

WOS:000222093300004

ISSN

0021-8979

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