The prism excitation of a film waveguide with an optically nonlinear substrate consisting of the nematic liquid crystal MBBA has been investigated experimentally. We observed bistable behavior with respect to the incident optical power and the coupling angle as well.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 19, 1987
Published: April 15, 1988
P. Dannberg and E. Broese, "Observation of optical bistability by prism excitation of a nonlinear film-guided wave," Appl. Opt. 27, 1612-1614 (1988)