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Laser-Induced Reorientation In Liquid Crystals: A New Class Of Nonlinear Optical Effects.
Author(s): E. Santamato; G. Abbate; R. Bruzzese; P. Maddalena; A. Sasso
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear optical processes in liquid crystals have recently received a considerable, renewed interest as a result of the newly discovered, extraordinary large optical nonlinearity due to laser-induced molecular reorientation. A series of new nonlinear optical effects has been discovered. In this work we present the observation of intrinsic optical transistor action and of optical-field-induced first-order Freedericksz transition in the 5CB nematic liquid crystal.

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Date Published: 10 July 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937071
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E. Santamato, Universita di Napoli (Italy)
Centro Interuniversitario di Fisica della Materia (Italy)
G. Abbate, Universita di Napoli (Italy)
Centro Interuniversitario di Fisica della Materia (Italy)
R. Bruzzese, Universita di Napoli (Italy)
Centro Interuniversitario di Fisica della Materia (Italy)
P. Maddalena, Universita di Napoli (Italy)
Centro Interuniversitario di Fisica della Materia (Italy)
A. Sasso, Universita di Napoli (Italy)
Centro Interuniversitario di Fisica della Materia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0701:
1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications
Stefano Sottini; Silvana Trigari, Editor(s)

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