Polarization switching by stimulated orientational scattering in birefringent nonlinear nematic liquid crystal film

Iam-choon Khoo, Y. Liang, H. Li

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Abstract

In this paper we report the result of a recent study which demonstrated that birefringent nonlinearities of nematic liquid crystals could be utilized for polarization switching via laser induced stimulated orientational scattering process. The laser-LC interaction geometry is depicted in figure 1a. A linearly polarized electronically shuttered Argon laser pulse [100 ms] is incident at normal on a planar nematic liquid crystal (NLC) film either as an extraordinary (e-) or an ordinary (o-) wave. The LC used is E7 [EM Chemicals], and is 200 μm thick.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages321-322
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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    Khoo, I., Liang, Y., & Li, H. (1993). Polarization switching by stimulated orientational scattering in birefringent nonlinear nematic liquid crystal film. In Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (pp. 321-322). (Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting). Publ by IEEE.