Liquid crystals for fast infrared laser switching and optical limiting application

I. C. Khoo, M. V. Wood, Brett D. Guenther

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We present the results of several experimental studies of infrared[IR] nonlinear optical responses of aligned nematic liquid crystals, including laser induced molecular reorientation, density-, thermal- and order parameter-changes, optical wave mixing, beam amplification, and interface switching effects. Using lasers in the near-IR [1.55 μm], mid-IR [5 μm] and IR [10.6 μm] spectral regime, the potentials for nonlinear optical applications with cw, millisecond to microsecond lasers are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 31 1997 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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