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Infrared Optical Wave Mixing And Beam Amplification With Liquid Crystal Nonlinearity
Author(s): I. C. Khoo; G. M. Finn; T. H. Liu; P. Y. Yan; R. R. Michael
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Paper Abstract

We present a detailed theory and experimental study of infrared optical wave mixing based on thermal nonlinearity in nematic liquid crystal films. Because of the longer wavelength of infrared laser, lower scattering loss, transparency and other unique physical characteristics, very efficient degenerate optical wave mixing effects can be realized in nematic liquid crystal films. Applications to fairly fast (submillisecond) phase conjugations, beam and image amplification and self-pumped phase conjugation are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0824, Advances in Nonlinear Polymers and Inorganic Crystals, Liquid Crystals and Laser Media, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.941956
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I. C. Khoo, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
G. M. Finn, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
T. H. Liu, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
P. Y. Yan, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
R. R. Michael, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0824:
Advances in Nonlinear Polymers and Inorganic Crystals, Liquid Crystals and Laser Media
Solomon Musikant, Editor(s)

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