Dynamic polarization switching and stimulated orientational scattering in nematic liquid crystals

Michael V. Stinger, Andres Diaz, Justin D. Liou, Iam-choon Khoo

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Abstract

Stimulated Orientational Scattering (SOS) uses the angular reorientation of the director axis in liquid crystals to produce cross-polarized light amplification. Akin to photorefractivity, SOS uses grating formation and the resulting phasematching to scatter incident radiation into a coherent, cross-polarized signal beam. This paper provides a brief review of the theory underlying SOS, a discussion of the simulation of SOS dynamics, and empirical results of the SOS effect acting in a thin film (300 μm) planar sample of the liquid crystal E7 induced by an Argon ion laser at a wavelength of 488 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals XI
Volume6654
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventLiquid Crystals XI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2007Aug 28 2007

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OtherLiquid Crystals XI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/26/078/28/07

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Nematic liquid crystals
Nematic Liquid Crystal
Polarization
liquid crystals
Scattering
polarization
Liquid Crystals
scattering
Liquid Crystal
Liquid crystals
photorefractivity
Argon
incident radiation
Light polarization
Scatter
Amplification
polarized light
Gratings
retraining
Thin Films

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Stinger, Michael V. ; Diaz, Andres ; Liou, Justin D. ; Khoo, Iam-choon. / Dynamic polarization switching and stimulated orientational scattering in nematic liquid crystals. Liquid Crystals XI. Vol. 6654 2007.
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Dynamic polarization switching and stimulated orientational scattering in nematic liquid crystals. / Stinger, Michael V.; Diaz, Andres; Liou, Justin D.; Khoo, Iam-choon.

Liquid Crystals XI. Vol. 6654 2007. 66540S.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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