Abstract

We report on the study of light polarization behavior in random anisotropy scattering media. It is shown that, in the case of low scattering events, the degree of polarization (DOP) demonstrates oscillatory behavior due to the coherent character of light scattering. A strong increase in the DOP is demonstrated by using electro-optic fine tuning of the refractive index modulation depth of the scattering media.

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2010 (1)

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

I. M. Vellekoop and A. P. Mosk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 120601(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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K. Dore, R. Neagu-Plesu, M. Leclerc, D. Boudreau, and A. M. Ritcey, Langmuir 23, 258 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

Yu. P. Sinichkin, D. A. Zimnyakov, D. A. Yakovlev, I. A. Ovchinnikova, A. V. Spivak, and O. V. Ushakova, Opt. Spectrosc. 101, 802 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2001 (1)

I. A. Vitkin and R. C. N. Studinski, Opt. Commun. 190, 37(2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

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

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Bassene, S.

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L. M. Blinov and V. G. Chigrinov, Electrooptic Effects in Liquid Crystal Materials (Springer, 1994).
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Boudreau, D.

K. Dore, R. Neagu-Plesu, M. Leclerc, D. Boudreau, and A. M. Ritcey, Langmuir 23, 258 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chigrinov, V. G.

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

Chuttani, R.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Damaschini, V.

de Gennes, P. G.

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

Dore, K.

K. Dore, R. Neagu-Plesu, M. Leclerc, D. Boudreau, and A. M. Ritcey, Langmuir 23, 258 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Epifanie, M.

Galstian, T.

Goldsmith, J. D.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Guo, L.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hanlon, E. B.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Itani, S.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Itzkan, I.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jarry, G.

Jurczak, M.

Kaiser, R.

Kaveh, M.

M. Kaveh, Physica B 175, 1 (1991).
[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]

Leclerc, M.

K. Dore, R. Neagu-Plesu, M. Leclerc, D. Boudreau, and A. M. Ritcey, Langmuir 23, 258 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Leyden, J.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Maret, G.

P.-E. Wolf and G. Maret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2696 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Modell, M. D.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Montgomery, G. P.

G. P. Montgomery, Jr., J. L. West, and W. Tamura-Lis, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 1605 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Mosk, A. P.

I. M. Vellekoop and A. P. Mosk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 120601(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Neagu-Plesu, R.

K. Dore, R. Neagu-Plesu, M. Leclerc, D. Boudreau, and A. M. Ritcey, Langmuir 23, 258 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ovchinnikova, I. A.

Yu. P. Sinichkin, D. A. Zimnyakov, D. A. Yakovlev, I. A. Ovchinnikova, A. V. Spivak, and O. V. Ushakova, Opt. Spectrosc. 101, 802 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ozden, N.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Perelman, L. T.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pleskow, D. K.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Presnyakov, V. V.

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 (Oxford U. Press, 1995), 2nd ed.

Qiu, L.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ritcey, A. M.

K. Dore, R. Neagu-Plesu, M. Leclerc, D. Boudreau, and A. M. Ritcey, Langmuir 23, 258 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sacks, A.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Sinichkin, Yu. P.

Yu. P. Sinichkin, D. A. Zimnyakov, D. A. Yakovlev, I. A. Ovchinnikova, A. V. Spivak, and O. V. Ushakova, Opt. Spectrosc. 101, 802 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Spivak, A. V.

Yu. P. Sinichkin, D. A. Zimnyakov, D. A. Yakovlev, I. A. Ovchinnikova, A. V. Spivak, and O. V. Ushakova, Opt. Spectrosc. 101, 802 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Steimer, E.

Studinski, R. C. N.

I. A. Vitkin and R. C. N. Studinski, Opt. Commun. 190, 37(2001).
[CrossRef]

Tamura-Lis, W.

G. P. Montgomery, Jr., J. L. West, and W. Tamura-Lis, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 1605 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ushakova, O. V.

Yu. P. Sinichkin, D. A. Zimnyakov, D. A. Yakovlev, I. A. Ovchinnikova, A. V. Spivak, and O. V. Ushakova, Opt. Spectrosc. 101, 802 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Vellekoop, I. M.

I. M. Vellekoop and A. P. Mosk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 120601(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vitkin, E.

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vitkin, I. A.

I. A. Vitkin and R. C. N. Studinski, Opt. Commun. 190, 37(2001).
[CrossRef]

West, J. L.

G. P. Montgomery, Jr., J. L. West, and W. Tamura-Lis, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 1605 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, E.

Wolf, P.-E.

P.-E. Wolf and G. Maret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2696 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yakovlev, D. A.

Yu. P. Sinichkin, D. A. Zimnyakov, D. A. Yakovlev, I. A. Ovchinnikova, A. V. Spivak, and O. V. Ushakova, Opt. Spectrosc. 101, 802 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zimnyakov, D. A.

Yu. P. Sinichkin, D. A. Zimnyakov, D. A. Yakovlev, I. A. Ovchinnikova, A. V. Spivak, and O. V. Ushakova, Opt. Spectrosc. 101, 802 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zyryanov, V. Ya.

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

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

G. P. Montgomery, Jr., J. L. West, and W. Tamura-Lis, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 1605 (1991).
[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]

Langmuir (1)

K. Dore, R. Neagu-Plesu, M. Leclerc, D. Boudreau, and A. M. Ritcey, Langmuir 23, 258 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Med. (1)

L. Qiu, D. K. Pleskow, R. Chuttani, E. Vitkin, J. Leyden, N. Ozden, S. Itani, L. Guo, A. Sacks, J. D. Goldsmith, M. D. Modell, E. B. Hanlon, I. Itzkan, and L. T. Perelman, Nat. Med. 16, 603 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

I. A. Vitkin and R. C. N. Studinski, Opt. Commun. 190, 37(2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Spectrosc. (1)

Yu. P. Sinichkin, D. A. Zimnyakov, D. A. Yakovlev, I. A. Ovchinnikova, A. V. Spivak, and O. V. Ushakova, Opt. Spectrosc. 101, 802 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

I. M. Vellekoop and A. P. Mosk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 120601(2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P.-E. Wolf and G. Maret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2696 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Physica B (1)

M. Kaveh, Physica B 175, 1 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

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

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

This direction was initiated by Professor Victor Reshetnyak, Physics Faculty, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Prospect Glushkova 2, Kyiv, 03680 Ukraine and is now under development by his group.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Transmitted light power modulation depth for different values of voltage applied to the LC-PS (open squares, below 10 V ) and to the PDLC (solid spheres, above 10 V ). Lines are used for a visual guide only.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Microphotography of samples for extreme values of voltages: LC-PS mixture (a, U = 0 V ; b, U = 10 V ) and PDLC sample (c, U = 0 V ; d, U = 110 V ).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependence of the DOP of transmitted (through the LC-PS sample) light versus RMS voltage applied to the sample. Lines are used for a visual guide only.

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