Nematic liquid crystal film with a nonlinear index coefficient of over 10 cm2/Watt and ms response speed

Iam-choon Khoo, M. Y. Shih, Ph Chen, M. Wood, B. D. Guenther

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Liquid crystals posses large birefringence spanning the visible to infrared spectral regime and large optical nonlinearities. One advantage of dye doped nematic liquid crystal (DDLC) over a commercial liquid crystal spatial light modulators (SLM) is the resolution capability. The resolution of DDLC can be over 200 lp/nm compared to commercial SLM's typical resolution capability of at most 40 lp/nm. Since many dyes exist that will cover a wide spectrum, these DDLC films are promising candidates for developing broadband optical modulators and limiters, adaptive optics and dynamic holographic optical devices and for wavelength or coherent-incoherent image conversion devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-202
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 11th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Dec 1 1998Dec 4 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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