, Volume 94, Issue 4, pp 595-599

Coherent transmittance of a polymer dispersed liquid crystal film in a strong field: Effect of correlation and polydispersity of droplets

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A method for computing the coherent transmittance of a film of polymer dispersed nematic liquid crystals aligned by an external field in the case of an oblique incidence of light is developed, and a theoretical analysis of this quantity is performed. The effects of close packing are considered in terms of the interference approximation of the theory of multiple wave scattering. The correlation arising in the spatial distribution of polydisperse droplets is taken into account by introducing partial distribution functions. It is shown that an increase in the concentration of liquid crystal droplets is accompanied by an increase in the coherent transmittance of the film.

Translated from Optika i Spektroskopiya, Vol. 94, No. 4, 2003, pp. 650–654.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Loiko, Dick.