Control of Matter Defects Using Optical Phase Singularities

Ivan Smalyukh, Paul Ackerman, Rahul P. Trivedi, and Taewoo Lee

Published by SPIE Newsroom 7232 (2012) http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/2.1201008.003079

Abstract

Reversible, controlled creation of patterns of topological defects in liquid crystals is achieved using focused beams with optical phase singularities.

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