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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1557–1559

Polarization and polarization control of random lasers from dye-doped nematic liquid crystals

Fengfeng Yao, Wenlong Zhou, Huanting Bian, Yu Zhang, Yanbo Pei, Xiudong Sun, and Zhiwei Lv  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1557-1559 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001557


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Abstract

A polarimetric study of random laser (RL) emitted from dye-doped nematic liquid crystals (NLCs) is presented. We observed linearly polarized light, the orientation of which is in proximity to the bisection between the polarization direction at the maximal scattering in NLCs and the nematic director. Any arbitrary linear polarization of RLs can be obtained by rotating the NLC sample. The efficiency and output uniformity over the complete direction angle of 2π can be optimized by choosing a proper pump polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2013
Published: April 30, 2013

Citation
Fengfeng Yao, Wenlong Zhou, Huanting Bian, Yu Zhang, Yanbo Pei, Xiudong Sun, and Zhiwei Lv, "Polarization and polarization control of random lasers from dye-doped nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 38, 1557-1559 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-9-1557


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