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Control of the bistable molecular reorientation angle and storage of localized structures in nematic liquid crystals
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Paper Abstract

In a liquid crystal light-valve with optical feedback we show that localized structures can be stored as elementary pixels lying on matrices that are impressed in a small pretilt angle of the nematics contained in the valve. The molecular reorientation, which is induced by the optical feedback, is bistable and may be controlled by a suitable phase profile superimposed on the input beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6332, Liquid Crystals X, 63320L (15 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681990
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U. Bortolozzo, Institut Non-Lineaire de Nice (France)
S. Residori, Institut Non-Lineaire de Nice (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6332:
Liquid Crystals X
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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