Publication Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Publication Date

2-15-2007

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1063/1.2464194

Keywords

Matrix-Method, Media

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

The effect of multiple internal reflections on the extinction ratio of perfectly compensated liquid crystal devices is studied. We find the previously unexplained wavelength dependence of light leakage in an ideally compensated device is caused by the interference of the internally reflected ordinary and extraordinary waves. While these effects have not been previously made clear, they can place a limit on the performance of liquid crystal devices used as displays, optical switches, and optical attenuators.

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Copyright 2007 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in J. Appl. Phys. 101, 033131 (2007) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2464194


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