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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 227–229

Passive optical self-limiter using laser-induced axially asymmetric and symmetric transverse self-phase modulations in nematic liquid crystals

I. C. Khoo, G. M. Finn, R. R. Michael, and T. H. Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 227-229 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000227


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Abstract

Using low-power cw lasers in conjunction with the symmetric and asymmetric nonlinear transverse self-phase modulation imparted by a nematic liquid-crystal film, we have demonstrated two forms of transverse intensity-switching and power-limiting operations. Applications to high-power nanosecond laser are also feasible.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 11, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986

Citation
I. C. Khoo, G. M. Finn, R. R. Michael, and T. H. Liu, "Passive optical self-limiter using laser-induced axially asymmetric and symmetric transverse self-phase modulations in nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 11, 227-229 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-4-227


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