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Guest-host-interaction-induced enhancement of optical nonlinearity of liquid crystals and isotropic liquids
Author(s): Xiaowei Zhuang; Ralf Muenster; M. Jarasch; Yuen-Ron Shen
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Paper Abstract

Optical nonlinearity of liquid crystals (LC) in the isotropic phase can be enhanced by one order of magnitude by dissolving 0.1 percent of anthraquinone dye in the LC. The enhancement decrease when the LC transforms into the nematic phase. The same guest-host effect also exists in non-LC liquids. It can be explained by a model based on selective excitation of dye molecules and the change of guest-host interaction induced by optical excitations of the dye.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3475, Liquid Crystals II, (14 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326897
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaowei Zhuang, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Ralf Muenster, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
M. Jarasch, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Yuen-Ron Shen, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3475:
Liquid Crystals II
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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