Theoretical analysis and experimental results have been obtained for the extraordinarily large orientational nonlinearity of nematic liquid crystals as applied to the near-IR and far-IR regimes. The nonlinearity is wavelength-independent and is of enormous magnitude throughout the visible, near- and far-IR regimes. Quantitative calculations have been carried out for basic issues such as scattering loss and applied problems such as two- and four-wave mixing results. Other nonlinear wave mixing effects have also been studied.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Publisher||Optical Soc of America|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - 1987|
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