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A liquid crystal analogue of the cosmic string

Authors
  • Sátiro, Caio
  • Moraes, Fernando
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Sep 22, 2005
Submission Date
Sep 22, 2005
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1142/S0217732305018013
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We consider the propagation of light in a anisotropic medium with a topological line defect in the realm of geometrical optics. It is shown that the effective geometry perceived by light propagating in such medium is that of a spacial section of the cosmic string spacetime.

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