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Liquid crystal director dynamics imaged using two-photon fluorescence microscopy with remote focusing.

Abstract:
We introduce a novel imaging technique adopting remote focusing for resolving the axial dynamics in the director field for liquid crystals. The high axial time resolution of our approach is demonstrated by imaging directly the evolution of the director field for an initially splayed nematic layer subject to a sudden voltage pulse. Images of the switching dynamics are presented, revealing transient state director configurations and changes in topology of the liquid crystal layer.

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Salter, PS More by this author
Carbone, G More by this author
Botcherby, EJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Engineering Science
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Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
103
Issue:
25
Pages:
257803
Publication date:
2009-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:a540e873-1004-45a8-ae5e-d867f5ad5d0a
Source identifiers:
61776
Local pid:
pubs:61776

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