Laser-induced thermal, orientational, and density nonlinear optical effects in nematic liquid crystals

I. C. Khoo, J. Y. Hou, G. L. Din, Y. L. He, D. F. Shi

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Abstract

We present a theoretical analysis of transient diffractions in nematic liquid crystals, where the nonlinear optical response is due to laser-induced changes in the temperature, density, and director axis reorientation. Our solutions of the field-induced reorientation equation and the coupled density and thermal conduction equations provide a quantitative theoretical model for the experimentally observed grating diffractions, oscillations, and relaxation phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1001-1004
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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