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Total Internal Reflection Switching At A Liquid Crystal Interface
Author(s): F. Simoni; G. Cipparrone; C. Umeton; I. C. Khoo
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Paper Abstract

We report the study of optical switching from total internal reflection to transmission at a liquid crystal interface. The laser induced phase transition to the isotropic state is responsible for the bistable behavior of this device. We show how the effect can be controlled by the angle of incidence of the light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1105, Materials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960612
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F. Simoni, Universita di Napoli (Italy)
G. Cipparrone, Universita della Calabria (Italy)
C. Umeton, Universita della Calabria (Italy)
I. C. Khoo, 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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