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Optical bistability using nematic liquid crystals and polymer-dispersed liquid crystals
Author(s): Doina Manaila-Maximean; Constantin Rosu; Rodica Bena; Alexandru I. Albu; Ion M. Popescu
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Paper Abstract

We present the experimental results concerning hybrid optical bistable devices without resonant cavity using as electro-optic modulators a nematic liquid crystal cell and a polymer dispersed liquid crystal film. Bistable operation was studied for different control voltages and multistable behavior was studied for the polymer dispersed liquid crystal film as a function of the control voltage frequency.

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Date Published: 2 July 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3405, ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics, (2 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312695
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Doina Manaila-Maximean, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Constantin Rosu, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Rodica Bena, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
Alexandru I. Albu, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Moldova)
Ion M. Popescu, Politehnica Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3405:
ROMOPTO '97: Fifth Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad; Dan C. Dumitras, Editor(s)

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