Liquid crystal nonlinear optics versus photorefractives

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We present a discussion of the physics and nonlinear optical properties of liquid crystals in processes and phenomena where photorefractive crystals are currently being applied. The broadband birefringence and nonlinearities of liquid crystals spanning the visible to the far infrared, and recent successful observation of novel nonlinear optical phenomena in bulk liquid crystalline film or optical fiber, show that they are potentially very useful materials for technological applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1027003
Pages (from-to)3-32
Number of pages30
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Apr 28 1994
EventPhotorefractive Materials, Effects, and Applications: A Critical Review 1993 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 11 1993Jul 16 1993

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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