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

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Liquid Crystals
Nonlinear optics
Continuous wave lasers
nonlinear optics
Liquid crystals
liquid crystals
nonlinearity
Nematic liquid crystals
Diffraction gratings
Light transmission
gratings (spectra)
Pulsed lasers
pulsed lasers
Demonstrations
Polarization
polarization
electronics
lasers

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

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Khoo, Iam-choon ; Chen, Chun Wei ; Hong, Kuan Lung ; Lin, Tsung Hsien ; Zhao, Shuo. / Nonlinear optics of nematic and blue phase liquid crystals. In: Molecular crystals and liquid crystals. 2014 ; Vol. 594, No. 1. pp. 31-41.
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In: Molecular crystals and liquid crystals, Vol. 594, No. 1, 03.05.2014, p. 31-41.

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