High efficiency all-optical polarization conversion of cw 1.55 μw lasers with liquid crystals by non-resonant optical wave mixing

Iam-choon Khoo, J. Ding, K. Chen, A. Diaz

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Abstract

The unidirectional energy transfer from the pump beam is mediated by some dynamic grating formed by mixing of an input 'pump' beam with its scattered noise. In liquid crystals, owing to the ease with which the crystalline axis can be perturbed by the applied field, the process requires very low optical power. This paper discusses the theory and practice of laser induced orientational scatterings, in which a polarized 'pump' laser is converted into its orthogonal polarization component by two-beam coupling effects between the 'pump' and its scattered noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-324
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 IEEE/LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings: 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Nov 10 2002Nov 14 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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