Experimental studies of the dynamics and parametric dependences of switching from total internal reflection to transmission and limiting effects

I. C. Khoo, R. R. Michael, R. J. Mansfield, R. G. Lindquist, P. Zhou, G. Cipparrone, F. Simoni

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We present experimental results concerning the process of switching from the total-internal-reflection to the transmission state at a glass-nematic-liquid-crystal interface. The results arein agreement with our detailed theory of the dynamics of interface switching [J. Opt. Soc. Am B. 6, 884 (1989)]. An optical limiting effect, caused by the transverse nonlinear phase shift that is associated with the Gaussian profile of the laser beam, is also observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1464-1470
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1991


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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