Total internal reflection switching at a liquid crystal interface

F. Simoni, G. Cipparrone, C. Umeton, I. C. Khoo

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We report the study of optical switching from total internal reflection to transmission at a liquid crystal interface. The laser induced phase transition to the isotropic state is responsible for the bistable behavior of this device. We show how the effect can be controlled by the angle of incidence of the light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 30 1989
EventMaterials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters 1989 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Mar 27 1989Mar 31 1989

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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