A new procedure for computing the equilibrium director pattern in a liquid-crystal-display cell subjected to an applied voltage is presented. It uses the simulated-anneal method which is based on the Metropolis Monte Carlo algorithm. The usefulness of the technique is illustrated by the simulation of three representative, but totally different kinds of liquid-crystal devices. © 1988 The American Physical Society.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review A : Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|