Nonlinear optics of nematic and blue phase liquid crystals

Iam Choon Khoo, Chun Wei Chen, Kuan Lung Hong, Tsung Hsien Lin, Shuo Zhao

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Abstract

We present a critical reexamination of individual electronic and collective optical nonlinearities of nematic liquid crystals (NLC) in the context of all-optical transmission switching of femtoseconds - CW lasers, and report recent observations of similar optical nonlinearities in Blue-phase liquid crystals (BPLC) and their utilization in feasibility demonstrations of polarization-free nonlinear grating diffraction and transmission switching of CW as well as pulsed lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-41
Number of pages11
JournalMolecular crystals and liquid crystals
Volume594
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 3 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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