Polar structure in a ferroelectric bent-core mesogen as studied by second-harmonic generation.

@article{Araoka2002PolarSI,
  title={Polar structure in a ferroelectric bent-core mesogen as studied by second-harmonic generation.},
  author={Fumito Araoka and Jirakorn Thisayukta and Ken Ishikawa and Junji Watanabe and Hideo Takezoe},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 2 Pt 1},
  pages={021705}
}
Second-harmonic generation (SHG) measurements have been conducted in the ferroelectric liquid crystalline phase of a chiral bent-core molecule, P-8-OPIMB6*. Well-aligned cells were obtained by applying an electric field parallel to the substrate surfaces. In-plane anisotropy of the SHG signal observed at normal incidence of light shows two- or four-leaf… CONTINUE READING