Abstract

Electro-optic interferential quenching of light scattering is observed in microsphere and nematic liquid-crystal dispersions. The used drop-filled and nonaligned liquid-crystal matrix allows the formation of large orientational clusters responsible for this phenomenon, which is interpreted according to the single-scattering model.

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2005 (1)

J. L. West, G. Zhang, A. Glushchenko, and Y. Reznikov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 031111-1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

V. V. Presnyakov and T. V. Galstian, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 413, 545 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Y. Yin, M. Gu, A. Golovin, S. Shiyanovskii, and O. Lavrentovich, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 421, 133 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

N. J. Diorio, M. R. Fisch, and J. W. West, Liq. Cryst. 29, 589 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Ren and S.-T. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1432 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

M. C. W. van Boxtel, R. H. C. Janssen, D. J. Broer, H. T. A. Wilderbeek, and C. W. M. Bastiaansen, Adv. Mater. 12, 753 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Konkolovich, V. V. Presnyakov, V. Ya. Zyryanov, V. A. Loik, and V. F. Shabanov, JETP Lett. 71, 486 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

V. Presnyakov, V. Zyryanov, A. Shabanov, and S. Vetrov, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 329, 27 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

A. Glushchenko, G. Puchkovska, Yu. Reznikov, A. Yakubov, and O. Yaroshchuk, J. Mol. Struct. 404, 121 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

A. Glushchenko, G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 262, 1399 (1995).

1994 (1)

G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 251, 303 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

R. A. Hikmet, J. Appl. Phys. 68, 4406 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

S. Žumer and J. W. Doane, Phys. Rev. A 34, 3373 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bastiaansen, C. W. M.

M. C. W. van Boxtel, R. H. C. Janssen, D. J. Broer, H. T. A. Wilderbeek, and C. W. M. Bastiaansen, Adv. Mater. 12, 753 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Blinov, L. M.

L. M. Blinov and V. G. Chigrinov, Electrooptic Effects in Liquid Crystal Materials (Springer, 1994).
[CrossRef]

Broer, D. J.

M. C. W. van Boxtel, R. H. C. Janssen, D. J. Broer, H. T. A. Wilderbeek, and C. W. M. Bastiaansen, Adv. Mater. 12, 753 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Chigrinov, V. G.

L. M. Blinov and V. G. Chigrinov, Electrooptic Effects in Liquid Crystal Materials (Springer, 1994).
[CrossRef]

de Gennes, P. G.

P. G. de Gennes and J. Prost, The Physics of Liquid Crystals, 2nd ed. (Oxford U. Press, 1995).

Diorio, N. J.

N. J. Diorio, M. R. Fisch, and J. W. West, Liq. Cryst. 29, 589 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Doane, J. W.

S. Žumer and J. W. Doane, Phys. Rev. A 34, 3373 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fisch, M. R.

N. J. Diorio, M. R. Fisch, and J. W. West, Liq. Cryst. 29, 589 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Galstian, T. V.

V. V. Presnyakov and T. V. Galstian, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 413, 545 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Glushchenko, A.

J. L. West, G. Zhang, A. Glushchenko, and Y. Reznikov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 031111-1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Glushchenko, G. Puchkovska, Yu. Reznikov, A. Yakubov, and O. Yaroshchuk, J. Mol. Struct. 404, 121 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Glushchenko, G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 262, 1399 (1995).

Golovin, A.

Y. Yin, M. Gu, A. Golovin, S. Shiyanovskii, and O. Lavrentovich, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 421, 133 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gu, M.

Y. Yin, M. Gu, A. Golovin, S. Shiyanovskii, and O. Lavrentovich, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 421, 133 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Guba, G.

A. Glushchenko, G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 262, 1399 (1995).

G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 251, 303 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Hikmet, R. A.

R. A. Hikmet, J. Appl. Phys. 68, 4406 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Janssen, R. H. C.

M. C. W. van Boxtel, R. H. C. Janssen, D. J. Broer, H. T. A. Wilderbeek, and C. W. M. Bastiaansen, Adv. Mater. 12, 753 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Konkolovich, A. V.

A. V. Konkolovich, V. V. Presnyakov, V. Ya. Zyryanov, V. A. Loik, and V. F. Shabanov, JETP Lett. 71, 486 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lavrentovich, O.

Y. Yin, M. Gu, A. Golovin, S. Shiyanovskii, and O. Lavrentovich, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 421, 133 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Loik, V. A.

A. V. Konkolovich, V. V. Presnyakov, V. Ya. Zyryanov, V. A. Loik, and V. F. Shabanov, JETP Lett. 71, 486 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lopukhovich, N.

A. Glushchenko, G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 262, 1399 (1995).

G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 251, 303 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ogenko, V.

A. Glushchenko, G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 262, 1399 (1995).

G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 251, 303 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Presnyakov, V.

V. Presnyakov, V. Zyryanov, A. Shabanov, and S. Vetrov, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 329, 27 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Presnyakov, V. V.

V. V. Presnyakov and T. V. Galstian, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 413, 545 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Konkolovich, V. V. Presnyakov, V. Ya. Zyryanov, V. A. Loik, and V. F. Shabanov, JETP Lett. 71, 486 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Prost, J.

P. G. de Gennes and J. Prost, The Physics of Liquid Crystals, 2nd ed. (Oxford U. Press, 1995).

Puchkovska, G.

A. Glushchenko, G. Puchkovska, Yu. Reznikov, A. Yakubov, and O. Yaroshchuk, J. Mol. Struct. 404, 121 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ren, H.

H. Ren and S.-T. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1432 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Reshetnyak, V.

A. Glushchenko, G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 262, 1399 (1995).

G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 251, 303 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Reznikov, Y.

J. L. West, G. Zhang, A. Glushchenko, and Y. Reznikov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 031111-1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Reznikov, Yu.

A. Glushchenko, G. Puchkovska, Yu. Reznikov, A. Yakubov, and O. Yaroshchuk, J. Mol. Struct. 404, 121 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Glushchenko, G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 262, 1399 (1995).

G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 251, 303 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Shabanov, A.

V. Presnyakov, V. Zyryanov, A. Shabanov, and S. Vetrov, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 329, 27 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Shabanov, V. F.

A. V. Konkolovich, V. V. Presnyakov, V. Ya. Zyryanov, V. A. Loik, and V. F. Shabanov, JETP Lett. 71, 486 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Shiyanovskii, S.

Y. Yin, M. Gu, A. Golovin, S. Shiyanovskii, and O. Lavrentovich, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 421, 133 (2004).
[CrossRef]

van Boxtel, M. C. W.

M. C. W. van Boxtel, R. H. C. Janssen, D. J. Broer, H. T. A. Wilderbeek, and C. W. M. Bastiaansen, Adv. Mater. 12, 753 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Vetrov, S.

V. Presnyakov, V. Zyryanov, A. Shabanov, and S. Vetrov, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 329, 27 (1999).
[CrossRef]

West, J. L.

J. L. West, G. Zhang, A. Glushchenko, and Y. Reznikov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 031111-1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

West, J. W.

N. J. Diorio, M. R. Fisch, and J. W. West, Liq. Cryst. 29, 589 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wilderbeek, H. T. A.

M. C. W. van Boxtel, R. H. C. Janssen, D. J. Broer, H. T. A. Wilderbeek, and C. W. M. Bastiaansen, Adv. Mater. 12, 753 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wu, S.-T.

H. Ren and S.-T. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1432 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ya. Zyryanov, V.

A. V. Konkolovich, V. V. Presnyakov, V. Ya. Zyryanov, V. A. Loik, and V. F. Shabanov, JETP Lett. 71, 486 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yakubov, A.

A. Glushchenko, G. Puchkovska, Yu. Reznikov, A. Yakubov, and O. Yaroshchuk, J. Mol. Struct. 404, 121 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Yaroshchuk, O.

A. Glushchenko, G. Puchkovska, Yu. Reznikov, A. Yakubov, and O. Yaroshchuk, J. Mol. Struct. 404, 121 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Glushchenko, G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 262, 1399 (1995).

G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 251, 303 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Yin, Y.

Y. Yin, M. Gu, A. Golovin, S. Shiyanovskii, and O. Lavrentovich, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 421, 133 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, G.

J. L. West, G. Zhang, A. Glushchenko, and Y. Reznikov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 031111-1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Žumer, S.

S. Žumer and J. W. Doane, Phys. Rev. A 34, 3373 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zyryanov, V.

V. Presnyakov, V. Zyryanov, A. Shabanov, and S. Vetrov, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 329, 27 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Adv. Mater. (1)

M. C. W. van Boxtel, R. H. C. Janssen, D. J. Broer, H. T. A. Wilderbeek, and C. W. M. Bastiaansen, Adv. Mater. 12, 753 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

H. Ren and S.-T. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 1432 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. L. West, G. Zhang, A. Glushchenko, and Y. Reznikov, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 031111-1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

R. A. Hikmet, J. Appl. Phys. 68, 4406 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Mol. Struct. (1)

A. Glushchenko, G. Puchkovska, Yu. Reznikov, A. Yakubov, and O. Yaroshchuk, J. Mol. Struct. 404, 121 (1997).
[CrossRef]

JETP Lett. (1)

A. V. Konkolovich, V. V. Presnyakov, V. Ya. Zyryanov, V. A. Loik, and V. F. Shabanov, JETP Lett. 71, 486 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Liq. Cryst. (1)

N. J. Diorio, M. R. Fisch, and J. W. West, Liq. Cryst. 29, 589 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (5)

G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 251, 303 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Glushchenko, G. Guba, Yu. Reznikov, N. Lopukhovich, V. Ogenko, V. Reshetnyak, and O. Yaroshchuk, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 262, 1399 (1995).

V. Presnyakov, V. Zyryanov, A. Shabanov, and S. Vetrov, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 329, 27 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Y. Yin, M. Gu, A. Golovin, S. Shiyanovskii, and O. Lavrentovich, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 421, 133 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Presnyakov and T. V. Galstian, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 413, 545 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

S. Žumer and J. W. Doane, Phys. Rev. A 34, 3373 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

L.-C.Chien, ed., Proc. SPIE 4658, 28 (2002).

P. G. de Gennes and J. Prost, The Physics of Liquid Crystals, 2nd ed. (Oxford U. Press, 1995).

L. M. Blinov and V. G. Chigrinov, Electrooptic Effects in Liquid Crystal Materials (Springer, 1994).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Transmission signal’s (in arbitrary units) dependence upon the applied rms voltage for the mixture of E7 with 2.5 wt. % of polystyrene spheres with diameter of 0.5 μ m . The filled circles represent the behavior of transmitted light having the same polarization as the incident probe beam. The filled triangles represent the signal with perpendicular polarization (nonaligned cell). The filled squares represent the e-polarized signal’s transmission through the diaphragm and the cell with rubbed surfaces (uniformly aligned cell, no analyzer). Inset, angular distribution (logarithmic scale) of light intensity (in nanowatts) passed through the unpowered (at 0 V ) cell.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Polarizing microscope microphotography of MSLCD based on E7 and polystyrene ( = 0.5 μ m ) for (a) V = 0 V and (b) V = 10.56 V . The dotted circles are placed to help to visualize the electric field induced variations.

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