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Picosecond-millisecond optical nonlinearities of liquid crystals for limiting and switching applications
Author(s): Iam-Choon Khoo; Robert G. Lindquist; Robert R. Michael; R. J. Mansfield; Ping Zhou; Peter G. LoPresti
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of a detailed study of the optical nonlinearities of liquid crystals spanning the picosecond-millisecond time scale. These nonlinearities are utilized in some optical limiting/switching applications with infrared and also visible lasers.

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Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1307, Electro-Optical Materials for Switches, Coatings, Sensor Optics, and Detectors, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21683
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Iam-Choon Khoo, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Robert G. Lindquist, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Robert R. Michael, BDM International, Inc. (United States)
R. J. Mansfield, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Ping Zhou, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Peter G. LoPresti, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1307:
Electro-Optical Materials for Switches, Coatings, Sensor Optics, and Detectors
Rudolf Hartmann; M. J. Soileau; Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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