Nonlinear dynamics in laser polarization conversion by stimulated scattering in nematic liquid crystal films

I. C. Khoo, A. Diaz

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Abstract

The nonlinear dynamics of a coherent laser polarization conversion process in nemantic liquid crystal films was investigated. Two-beam coupling between the incident polarized laser and its orthogonally polarized noise component scattered by the director axis fluctuations was found to be mediated by this effect. The basic equations were used to derive a complete model for the director dynamics. The studies revealed the existence of complex, time-, and intensity-dependent dynamics of the director motion, such as oscillations and various bifurcations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042701
Pages (from-to)427011-427014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume68
Issue number4 1
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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