Geometric phase and o -mode blueshift in a chiral anisotropic medium inside a Fabry-Pérot cavity

Ivan V. Timofeev*, Vladimir A. Gunyakov, Vitaly S. Sutormin, Sergey A. Myslivets, Vasily G. Arkhipkin, Stepan Ya Vetrov, Wei Lee, Victor Ya Zyryanov

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Anomalous spectral shift of transmission peaks is observed in a Fabry-Pérot cavity filled with a chiral anisotropic medium. The effective refractive index value resides out of the interval between the ordinary and the extraordinary refractive indices. The spectral shift is explained by contribution of a geometric phase. The problem is solved analytically using the approximate Jones matrix method, numerically using the accurate Berreman method, and geometrically using the generalized Mauguin-Poincaré rolling cone method. The o-mode blueshift is measured for a 4-methoxybenzylidene-4′-n-butylaniline twisted-nematic layer inside the Fabry-Pérot cavity. The twist is electrically induced due to the homeoplanar-twisted configuration transition in an ionic-surfactant-doped liquid crystal layer. Experimental evidence confirms the validity of the theoretical model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052504
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 24 Nov 2015

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