Supra-nonlinear photorefractive response of single-walled carbon nanotube- and C60-doped nematic liquid crystal

I. C. Khoo, J. Ding, Y. Zhang, K. Chen, A. Diaz

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Abstract

A large electro-optically induced photorefractive effect in nematic liquid crystal doped with single-walled carbon nanotubes and fullerene C60 was discussed. It was found that the effective refractive index change coefficient was as large as 7 cm2/W. The basic mechanisms and conditions necessary for occurrence of supra-nonlinear photorefractive response were also elaborated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3587-3589
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume82
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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