Passive optical self-limiter using laser-induced axially asymmetric and symmetric transverse self-phase modulations in nematic liquid crystals

Iam-choon Khoo, G. M. Finn, R. R. Michael, T. H. Liu

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Abstract

Using low-power cw lasers in conjunction with the symmetric and asymmetric nonlinear transverse self-phase modulation imparted by a nematic liquid-crystal film, we have demonstrated two forms of transverse intensityswitching and power-limiting operations. Applications to high-power nanosecond laser are also feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-229
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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