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Use of chiral liquid crystals in laser engineering
Author(s): Jan Owsik; Elzbieta Szwajczak; Aleksander B. Szymanski
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Paper Abstract

The properties of mixtures of cholesteric liquid crystals (CLC) have been studied from the point of view of application in the domain of laser engineering, particular attention being paid to optical properties, namely those of selective reflection of light from a cholesteric liquid crystal layer and circular dichroism. The properties enable us to polarize circularly laser radiation during transmission through a material layer and constitute a basis for functioning of an optical isolator. Models of a liquid crystal polarizer, isolator, and soft aperture have been designed and made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2202, Laser Technology IV: Research Trends, Instrumentation, and Applications in Metrology and Materials Processing, (1 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.203282
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Jan Owsik, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Elzbieta Szwajczak, Technical Univ. of Rzeszow (Poland)
Aleksander B. Szymanski, Technical Univ. of Rzeszow (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2202:
Laser Technology IV: Research Trends, Instrumentation, and Applications in Metrology and Materials Processing
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Zdzislaw Jankiewicz; Jerzy K. Gajda; Bohdan K. Wolczak, Editor(s)

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