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Observation of light-induced hydrodynamic instabilities in a nematic liquid crystal for a single-mode laser beam
Author(s): V. E. Drnoian; Tigran V. Galstian; Sergei M. Arakelian
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Paper Abstract

A new mechanism of optical switching in dye doped nematics due to the excitation of hydrodynamical instabilities with a light controlled topology is presented for the first time. The optical bistability and self-diffraction effects due to intrinsic multiplicative feedback are observed as well. A single-mode cw laser beam was used in the experiment as a pump radiation.

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Date Published: 28 June 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1807, Photonic Switching, (28 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147899
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V. E. Drnoian, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)
Tigran V. Galstian, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)
Sergei M. Arakelian, Yerevan State Univ. (Armenia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1807:
Photonic Switching

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