Self-starting phase conjugation with liquid crystals

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Abstract

In this presentation, I will describe how these thermal and orientational fluctuations may be fruitfully utilized in some noise initiating self-starting coherent nonlinear optical devices. In particular, our studies have shown that large transient two-wave mixing mediated beam amplification effects can be obtained [2] with moderate power laser pulses in the millisecond or shorter time scale by employing the large thermal index gradient. With the use of special optical configuration, we demonstrate that it is possible to construct a so-called self-starting optical phase conjugator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages1
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. C. (1993). Self-starting phase conjugation with liquid crystals. In Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting). Publ by IEEE.