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Orientational nonlinearity in liquid crystalline optical waveguides
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Paper Abstract

The analysis of optical nonlinear behavior in nematic liquid crystalline planar waveguides is presented. The analyzed orientational nonlinearity leads to unique properties which are not obtained in another types of nonlinearity. Phenomena observed in such waveguides are compared with classically analyzed Kerr-type nonlinearity. The theoretical results are confirmed by experimental data.

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Date Published: 14 May 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3731, Optical Fibers and Their Applications VI, (14 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348694
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Miroslaw A. Karpierz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3731:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications VI
Jan Dorosz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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