Abstract

This paper describes a simple electrooptic effect that can be achieved by placing a thin nematic liquid crystal layer between two glass prisms of appropriate refractive index. For a range of angles of incidence on the prism–liquid crystal interface, light is partially transmitted or totally reflected, depending upon the electric-field-controlled orientation of the optic axis in the nematic layer.

© 1973 Optical Society of America

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