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Bistability And Switching In Waveguides With A Liquid Crystal Cladding
Author(s): J. D. Valera; B. C. Svensson; C. T. Seaton; G. I. Stegeman
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Paper Abstract

The transmission of guided waves through a thin-film waveguide with an oriented liquid-crystal cladding of K18 exhibits, near the liquid-crystal nematic-isotropic phase transition, a number of all-optical operations, such as switching and bistability.

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Date Published: 19 December 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0684, Liquid Crystals and Spatial Light Modulator Materials, (19 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936488
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J. D. Valera, University of Arizona (United States)
B. C. Svensson, University of Arizona (United States)
C. T. Seaton, University of Arizona (United States)
G. I. Stegeman, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0684:
Liquid Crystals and Spatial Light Modulator Materials
William A. Penn, Editor(s)

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