Wave front conjugation with gain and self-oscillation with a nematic liquid-crystal film

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Abstract

We have observed for the first time wave front conjugation with amplified reflection return using the thermal nonlinearity of a thin film of nematic liquid crystal in conjunction with a low power laser (intensity on the order of 25 W/cm2). Self-oscillation is also observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)908-910
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume47
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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