Weakly twisted optically anisotropic media: Is there an analogy between Hi-Bi fibers and liquid crystals?
AbstractA comparative description of slowly twisting optically anisotropic media such as highly birefringent polarization- maintaining optical fibers and chiral nematic liquid crystal based on the mode-coupling theory is presented. The problem is analyzed in the Mauguin limit, where large linear birefringence of the medium dominates over the twisting effect. Both anisotropic media are discussed in the presence of hydrostatic pressure that is found to slightly modify a weak twist coupling between the local modes, but can strongly influence polarization properties of the light propagating in the media creating new polarimetric sensing opportunities. ©2005 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.
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|Book||Pluta Maksymilian, Woliński Tomasz (eds.): Polarimetry and Ellipsometry, Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 3094, 1997, SPIE, ISBN 9780819425096, 392 p.|
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