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The Mechanism And Dynamics Of Infrared Nonlinear TIR-Transmission Switching With A Liquid Crystal Film
Author(s): I. C. Khoo; R. R. Michael; P. Zhou; R. G. Lindquist; R. Mansfield; P. LoPresti
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a detailed theory for the two possible modes of switching at a nonlinear film bounded by two dielectric media. Because of the fact that the film is thin, and the high reflectivity of the boundary surfaces near the total internal reflection state, several factors have to be taken into account. These include reflection feedback, nonlinear Fabry Perot effects, nonlocal responses, intensity and angular dependences of time scales and switching threshold, optimal transmission, etc. Using liquid crystal as the nonlinear medium we have also performed experimental verifications of the theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1105, Materials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960608
Show Author Affiliations
I. C. Khoo, Pennsylvania State University (United States)
R. R. Michael, Pennsylvania State University (United States)
P. Zhou, Pennsylvania State University (United States)
R. G. Lindquist, Pennsylvania State University (United States)
R. Mansfield, Pennsylvania State University (United States)
P. LoPresti, Pennsylvania State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1105:
Materials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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