15 October 2004 All-optical self-induced polarization switching by two-wave mixing in nematic liquid crystals
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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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Iam Choon Khoo, Iam Choon Khoo, Jianwu Ding, Jianwu Ding, Andres Diaz, Andres Diaz, } "All-optical self-induced polarization switching by two-wave mixing in nematic liquid crystals", Proc. SPIE 5518, Liquid Crystals VIII, (15 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563062; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.563062
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