Towards the generalized super-cholesteric material: I. Construction and axial wave propagation

Werner S. Weiglhofer, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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A model for the generalized super-cholesteric material is presented. To fabricate this rotationally inhomogeneous, general uniaxial bianisotropic material we use electrically small, biisotropic spheroidal inclusions. Similarly oriented inclusions are randomly dispersed in a host medium. The resulting composite is effectively a general uniaxial bianisotropic medium whose optical director is fixed in space. Sheets of this composite are stacked on top of each other with the optical director varying helicoidally. Thus the typical structure of a cholesteric liquid crystal emerges. We also study the problem of electro-magnetic wave propagation along the helicoidal axis of the generalized super-cholesteric material. Closed-form solutions are derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalAEU. Archiv fur Elektronik und Ubertragungstechnik
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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