Liquid crystals for fast infrared laser switching and optical limiting application

I. C. Khoo, M. V. Wood, Brett D. Guenther

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Abstract

We present the results of several experimental studies of infrared[IR] nonlinear optical responses of aligned nematic liquid crystals, including laser induced molecular reorientation, density-, thermal- and order parameter-changes, optical wave mixing, beam amplification, and interface switching effects. Using lasers in the near-IR [1.55 μm], mid-IR [5 μm] and IR [10.6 μm] spectral regime, the potentials for nonlinear optical applications with cw, millisecond to microsecond lasers are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume479
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 31 1997 → …

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Liquid Crystals
Infrared lasers
infrared lasers
Liquid crystals
liquid crystals
Infrared radiation
lasers
Lasers
retraining
Nematic liquid crystals
Amplification

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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In: Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, Vol. 479, 01.12.1997, p. 229-234.

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