Liquid crystal nonlinear optical meta-materials

I. C. Khoo, A. Diaz, J. Liou, D. Werner, J. H. Park, Y. Ma, J. Huang

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We present an overview of metamaterials comprising nematic liquid crystals and nano-particulates or nano-structures. These metamaterials possess emergent properties such as electro-optically and all-optically tunable sub-unity, zero and negative refractive indices, and other properties not possible with conventional chemical synthesis methods. Optical wave mixing and self-action effects conducted with nano-particulate doped nematic liquid crystals have demonstrated fast optical field induced index modulation in micron- and sub-micron thin nematic films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-120
Number of pages12
JournalMolecular crystals and liquid crystals
StatePublished - May 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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