By Iam-Choon Khoo, Bahaa E. A. Saleh
The basic technology and most recent purposes of liquid crystal applied sciences a very good expert reference and more advantageous upper-level pupil textual content, Liquid Crystals, moment variation is a complete therapy of the entire uncomplicated ideas underlying the original actual and optical homes of liquid crystals. Written through an the world over recognized pioneer within the nonlinear optics of liquid crystals, the publication additionally offers a different, in-depth dialogue of the mechanisms and theoretical rules in the back of all significant nonlinear optical phenomena taking place in liquid crystals. totally revised and up-to-date with the most recent advancements, this moment variation covers:* easy physics and optical houses of liquid crystals* Nematics, in addition to different mesophases similar to smectics, ferroelectrics, and cholesterics* basics of liquid crystals for electro-optics, and reveal and non-display similar functions* numerous theoretical and computational concepts utilized in describing optical propagation via liquid crystals and anisotropic fabrics* Nonlinear optics of liquid crystals, together with up-to-date literature reports and basic discussions dependent to stick to a traditional series of guide, from uncomplicated physics to the most recent really expert optical, electro-optical, and nonlinear functions, Liquid Crystals is a textbook that grounds scholars within the basics ahead of introducing them to the most up-tp-date discoveries within the box. Written in a transparent, reader-friendly kind, it good points various figures, tables, and illustrations, together with very important and hard-to-find machine and fabric parameters. worthwhile to scholars, researchers, and people operating with liquid crystal purposes in quite a few industries, Liquid Crystals, moment version is the main accomplished and updated source to be had.