The mechanism and dynamics of infrared nonlinear tir-transmission switching with a liquid crystal film

Iam-choon Khoo, R. R. Michael, P. Zhou, R. G. Lindquist, R. Mansfield, P. LoPresti

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Abstract

We have developed a detailed theory for the two possible modes of switching at a nonlinear film bounded by two dielectric media. Because of the fact that the film is thin, and the high reflectivity of the boundary surfaces near the total internal reflection state, several factors have to be taken into account. These include reflection feedback, nonlinear Fabry Perot effects, nonlocal responses, intensity and angular dependences of time scales and switching threshold, optimal transmission, etc. Using liquid crystal as the nonlinear medium we have also performed experimental verifications of the theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-32
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1105
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 1989

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Liquid Crystals
Liquid Crystal
Liquid crystals
Infrared
liquid crystals
nonlinear feedback
Infrared radiation
Nonlocal Effects
Total Internal Reflection
Nonlinear feedback
Fabry-Perot
Reflectivity
reflectance
thresholds
Time Scales
thin films
Thin films

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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