DSpace
 

RRI Digital Repository >
06. Soft Condensed Matter >
Research Papers (SCM) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/3948

Title: Laser induced rotation of trapped chiral and achiral nematic droplets
Authors: Mosallaeipour, Marjan
Hatwalne, Yashodhan
Madhusudana, N.V.
Ananthamurthy, Sharath
Keywords: laser trapping
nematic drops
chiral drops
optically induced rotation
Issue Date: Mar-2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Journal of Modern Optics, 2010, Vol. 57, p395
Abstract: We study the response of optically trapped achiral and chiralized nematic liquid crystal droplets to linear as well as circular polarized light. We find that there is internal dissipation in rotating achiral nematic droplets trapped in glycerine. We also demonstrate that some chiralized droplets rotate under linearly polarized light. The best fit to our data on chiralized droplets indicates that rotational frequency of these droplets with radius R is approximately proportional to 1/R2, rather than to 1/R3
Description: Restricted Access. An open-access version is available at arXiv.org (one of the alternative locations)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/3948
ISSN: 1362-3044 (Online)
0950-0340
Alternative Location: http://arxiv.org/abs/1002.1204
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500341003672064
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010JMOp...57..395M
Copyright: 2010 Taylor & Francis
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (SCM)

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
2010_JMoptics_57_395.pdfRestricted Access248.69 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

    RRI Library DSpace