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A liquid crystal analogue of the cosmic string

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DOI: 10.1142/S0217732305018013
arXiv ID: gr-qc/0509091
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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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