Observation of stimulated orientational scattering and cross-polarized self-starting phase conjugation in a nematic liquid-crystal film

I. C. Khoo, Yu Liang, H. Li

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We have observed stimulated extraordinary–ordinary wave scattering and cross-polarized self-starting optical phase conjugation effects in a nematic liquid-crystal film. The basic mechanism involved is the nonresonant laser-induced nematic crystal axis reorientation. These processes require low optical power and are characterized by millisecond response speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 1995


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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