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All-optical self-induced polarization switching by two-wave mixing in nematic liquid crystals
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Paper Abstract

We have performed quantitative theoretical and experimental studies of all-optical self-induced polarization switching in thin films and waveguides of nematic liquid crystals, and demonstrated the feasibility of such processes over the entire visible-near infrared [0.4 - 1.55 microns] spectrum. We have also studied the detailed dynamics of the nonlinear optical interaction with the nematic crystalline axis, and observed interesting frequency selective beam amplification and stimulated scattering effects.

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Date Published: 15 October 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5518, Liquid Crystals VIII, (15 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563062
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Iam Choon Khoo, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jianwu Ding, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Andres Diaz, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5518:
Liquid Crystals VIII
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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