Degenerate four-wave mixing in the nematic phase of a liquid crystal

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Abstract

We have observed degenerate four-wave mixing process in a nematic liquid-crystal film using low-power cw lasers. The conversion efficiency was measured to be about 10-4 for incident optical intensities on the order of 10 W /cm2. The effect is arttributed to optically induced molecular reorientation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-124
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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