Technical Physics Letters

, Volume 41, Issue 12, pp 1116–1119 | Cite as

A Technique for determining the director pretilt angle in cells with hybrid or homeotropic alignment of a nematic liquid crystal

  • D. A. Vakulin


A new technique for determining the director pretilt angle in cells with hybrid or homeotropic alignment of a nematic liquid crystal has been developed. To use this technique, it is necessary to experimentally determine the transmission of an optical system in parallel polarizers and maximum transmission of a cell in crossed polarizers. The technique makes it possible to locally control the liquid crystal director alignment on an aligning surface.


Technical Physic Letter Nematic Liquid Crystal Transmission Intensity Parallel Polarizer Capacitance Method 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    E. A. Konshina, D. A. Vakulin, N. L. Ivanova, E. O. Gavrish, and V. N. Vasil’ev, Tech. Phys. 57 (5), 644 (2012).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    A. V. Ivanov, D. A. Vakulin, and E. A. Konshina, J. Opt. Technol. 81 (3), 130 (2014).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    S.-Y. Wang, H.-M. Wu, and K.-H. Yang, Appl. Opt. 52 (21), 5106 (2013).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    N. A. Karetnikov, A. A. Karetnikov, A. P. Kovshik, and E. I. Ryumtsev, Opt. Spect. 103 (4), 646 (2007).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    S. V. Yablonskii, A. S. Mikhailov, S. P. Palto, S. G. Yudin, S. V. Yakovlev, and G. Dyuran, JETP Lett. 67 (6), 409 (1998).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    S. J. Hwang, S.-T. Lin, and C.-H. Lai, Opt. Comm. 260 (2), 614 (2006).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    E. A. Konshina, M. A. Fedorov, and L. P. Amosova, J. Opt. Technol. 73 (12), 830 (2006).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    G. Barbero and L. R. Evangelista, Adsorption Phenomena and Anchoring Energy in Nematic Liquid Crystals (Taylor & Francis, London, 2006).Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    L. M. Blinov, in Liquid Crystals. Structure and Properties (Librokom, Moscow, 2013), p. 484 [in Russian].Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    L. P. Amosova, P. S. Parfenov, and M. V. Isaev, J. Opt. Technol. 81 (11), 686 (2014).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    V. V. Belyaev, A. S. Solomatin, and D. N. Chausov, Vest. MGOU Ser. Fiz. Mat. 1, 32 (2013).Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    K. Iwaya, H. Naito, H. Ichinose, M. Klasen-Memmer, and K. Tarumi, in Proceedings of the 17th International Display Workshops, Fukuoka, Japan, 2010.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Information TechnologiesMechanics and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia

Personalised recommendations