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Polarized Light in Liquid Crystals and Polymers

by Toralf Scharf

Polarized Light in Liquid Crystals and Polymers Synopsis

Polarized Light in Liquid Crystals and Polymers deals with the linear optics of birefringent materials, such as liquid crystals and polymers, and surveys light propagation in such media with special attention to applications. It is unique in treating light propagation in micro- and nanostructured birefringent optical elements, such as lenses and gratings composed of birefringent materials, as well as the spatial varying anisotropic structures often found in miniaturized liquid crystal devices.

Polarized Light in Liquid Crystals and Polymers Press Reviews

Polarized Light in Liquid Crystals and Polymers by Toralf Scharf should be considered as essential reading for any postgraduate student embarking on the study of liquid crystals. In addition, the readily accessible index makes this book a valuable reference text for those already established in the field. (Liquid Crystals Today, December 2009)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780471740643
Publication date: 8th November 2006
Author: Toralf Scharf
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Materials / States of matter,

About Toralf Scharf

Toralf Scharf is Senior Scientist at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland. His current research interests concern liquid crystal optics for display applications, implementation of organic birefringent optical materials into solid optical devices, and fabrication and characterization of micro-optics including diffractive and refractive effects. He was a coauthor of a chapter on micro-optics for spectrometry published in International Trends in Applied Optics, Vol. 5, and has published numerous papers.

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