Theoretical study on optical properties of liquid crystalline Skyrmion lattice

Jun Ichi Fukuda, Slobodan Zumer

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Abstract

A chiral liquid crystal sandwiched by two parallel plates has been shown to exhibit various exotic structures including a hexagonal lattice of Skyrmion excitations. Here we focus on the optical properties of a hexagonal Skyrmion lattice and present our theoretical studies based on direct numerical solving of Maxwell equations for light waves. Specifically, we discuss Kossel diagrams and optical microscope images of a hexagonal Skyrmion lattice and other structures resembling a thin slice of a bulk blue phase structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XIV
EditorsLiang-Chy Chien, Dirk J. Broer, Igor Musevic, Byoungho Lee
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510625242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XIV 2019 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Feb 3 2019Feb 5 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10941
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceEmerging Liquid Crystal Technologies XIV 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period2/3/192/5/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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