Optical response of magnetically aligned nematic soft matter by transverse nemato-magnetic waves

Sergey Bastrukov, Pik Yin Lai, Dima Podgainy, Irina Molodtsova

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Abstract

Based on the method of molecular field dominated by magnetic component, it is shown that a homogeneous magnetically aligned nematic liquid crystal can respond to a circularly polarized optical field by transverse nemato-magnetic wave in which velocity of incompressible flow and director undergo coupled oscillations slowly traveling along the axis of magneto-optical anisotropy. The effect may be of practical interest for the magnetically controlled information processing and storage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e353-e355
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume304
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Magnetic alignemt
  • Nematic liquid crystal
  • Nemato-magnetic wave

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