Special Issue "Symmetry and Liquid Crystal Optics"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 122

Special Issue Editors

1. School of Science, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122, China
2. Jiangsu Provincial Research Center of Light Industrial Opto-Electronic Engineering and Technology, Wuxi 214122, China
Interests: liquid crystal; adaptive optics; wavefront sensor
College of Science, Shantou University, Shantou 515063, China
Interests: fast response liquid crystal; design and produce of LCOS; self-assembly photo controlled orientation technology
Dr. Lingli Zhang
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Guest Editor
Heilongjiang Provincial Key Laboratory of In-fiber Integrated Optics, Ministry Education of China, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China
Interests: fast response liquid crystal; liquid crystal optical device; Photosensitive sensor devices; semiconductor optoelectronic devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last twenty years, liquid crystal (LC) has been widely used in industrial displays, replacing CRT. In addition, research on LC materials, LC optical devices and their practical applications has also attracted a lot of attention. For example, blue phase LCs, ferroelectric LC and nematic liquid crystal are investigated to improve their properties. Nematic LC was used to generate 3D solitary waves in nonlinear optics. LC could also be used to manipulate the flow of light in photonic microstructures, nano-optics and nanophotonics. Many novel opportunities need to be found on the basis of understanding LC molecular configuration and physical properties. This Special Issue of Symmetry features articles about LC optics with symmetry as the unifying theme. We are soliciting contributions that cover a broad range of topics, including the latest theory and experimental work on LC materials and their optical applications; dynamics of LC and polymer; the latest research on LC displays; LC polarization grating and its application; and symmetry and asymmetry in LC optics. We cordially and earnestly invite researchers to contribute their original and high-quality research papers which will inspire advances in liquid crystal theory, material synthesis, devices and their applications. Submit your paper and select the journal “Symmetry” and the Special Issue “Symmetry and Liquid Crystal Optics” via the MDPI submission system. Our papers will be published on a rolling basis, and we will be pleased to receive your submission once you have finished it. 

Prof. Dr. Lifa Hu
Dr. Lishuang Yao
Dr. Lingli Zhang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • liquid crystal display
  • sensors based on liquid crystal
  • liquid crystal on silicon and application
  • photo-controlled orientation for liquid crystal device
  • light field manipulation with liquid crystal
  • liquid crystal polarization grating and application
  • synthesis of liquid crystal materials
  • blue liquid crystal and device
  • polymer dispersed liquid crystal
  • polymer network liquid crystal
  • liquid crystal as soft matter physics
  • theory and simulation of liquid crystal
  • molecular design of liquid crystals
  • liquid crystals for lasing shaping
  • liquid crystal devices in the microwave and terahertz

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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