Photo-isomerization induces pattern instability, labyrinth and foam textures

V. Odent, I. Andrade-Silva, M. G. Clerc, D. Escaff

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We study experimentally, theoretically and numerically photo-isomerization transition between a nematic and isotropic phases, induced by a Gaussian laser beam. The photo-isomerization transition causes transitory phenomenon as pattern instability, labyrinth and foam textures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Photonics, NP 2014
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - 21 Jul 2014

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NameNonlinear Photonics, NP 2014

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