Optical Switching by a Dielectric-Cladded Nematic Film

I. C. Khoo, Ping Zhou, R. R. Michael, R. G. Lindquist, R. Mansfield

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We present an analysis and experimental (with visible and infrared lasers) results on optical switching from a transmission to a total reflection state, using a nematic film bounded by two prisms. This configuration provides a useful scheme for optical limiting applications with a large dynamic range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1755-1759
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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