Nonlinear propagation, optical limiting and stimulated scattering in liquid crystalline fibers

I. C. Khoo, K. Li, P. Liang, P. Lopresti

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Abstract

In this paper, we report our recent successful fabrication of liquid crystalline cored optical fibers, and the observation of several nonlinear optical phenomena with greatly lowered threshold powers. figure shows the experimental set up used in the experimental study of nanosecond laser pulse propagation and backward stimulated scattering effect in a liquid crystalline (LC) fiber. The laser used is the second harmonic of a Nd: YAG at 0.53 mm, with a FWHM of 20 ns. The transverse mode structure of the laser is nearly Gaussian. A beam splitter at the entrance allows the monitoring of both the input and back reflected light, which, together with the transmitted pulse, are recorded by a fast storage oscilloscope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages114-115
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780312635
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventAnnual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - San jose, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 15 1993Nov 18 1993

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting

Other

OtherAnnual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
CitySan jose, CA, USA
Period11/15/9311/18/93

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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