Self-pulsing of the laser light transmitted by a nonlinear liquid-crystal interface near the phase transition

F. Simoni, G. Cipparrone, Iam-choon Khoo, C. Umeton

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Abstract

We report bistability and self-pulsing effects in the switching from total internal reflection to a transmitting state at a glass-liquid-crystal interface. The role of the phase transition to the isotropic state is underlined, and the generation of 20-msec pulses from a continuous laser beam is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)886-888
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume13
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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