Transient responses of liquid crystals for optical switching with microseconds - Nanoseconds response speed

S. Zhao, K. L. Hong, I. C. Khoo

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Abstract

A critical analysis of various nonlinear mechanisms such as laser induced thermal/order parameter changes and flow orientation effects in nematic liquid crystal is presented, along with feasibility demonstrations of all-optical switching and optical image processing and tunable photonics using these mechanisms. The merits and limitation of nematics are discussed together with some preliminary results with Blue Phase liquid crystals that could circumvent some of the limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals XVIII
EditorsIam Choon Khoo
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412093
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventLiquid Crystals XVIII - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9182
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherLiquid Crystals XVIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/17/148/20/14

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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    Zhao, S., Hong, K. L., & Khoo, I. C. (2014). Transient responses of liquid crystals for optical switching with microseconds - Nanoseconds response speed. In I. C. Khoo (Ed.), Liquid Crystals XVIII [91820U] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9182). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2060596