Photorefractive effect in pure nematic liquid crystal
Institute of Physics of National Academy of Sciences
prospect Nauki 42, 252022 Kiev, Ukraine
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 September 2001
In the present work the observation of the photorefractive effect in a cell filled with nematic liquid crystal under electric-field application is reported. Photorefraction is caused by formation of a spatial inhomogeneous charge distribution due to the Helfrich-Carr effect in the absence of light-excited charge carriers.
PACS: 42.65.Hw – Phase conjugation, optical mixing, and photorefractive effect / 42.70.Df – Liquid crystals
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