Pulse Acousto-Optic Modulator Using a Nematic Liquid Crystal in Its Isotropic Phase

  • P. Martinoty
  • M. Bader
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 11)


In simple liquids the birefringence induced by ultrasonic waves is quite small. However, the birefringence can be considerably higher for liquids exhibiting a strong local order such as liquid crystals in their isotropic phase.


Liquid Crystal Apply PhysiCS Ultrasonic Wave Acoustic Field Isotropic Phase 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Martinoty
    • 1
  • M. Bader
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Acoustique Moléculaire, E.R.A. au C.N.R.S.Université Louis PasteurStrasbourg CédexFrance

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