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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 886–888

Self-pulsing of the laser light transmitted by a nonlinear liquid-crystal interface near the phase transition

F. Simoni, G. Cipparrone, C. Umeton, and I. C. Khoo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 886-888 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000886


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Abstract

We report bistability and self-pulsing effects in the switching from total internal reflection to a transmitting state at a glass-liquid-crystal interface. The role of the phase transition to the isotropic state is underlined, and the generation of 20-msec pulses from a continuous laser beam is observed.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 23, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
F. Simoni, G. Cipparrone, I. C. Khoo, and C. Umeton, "Self-pulsing of the laser light transmitted by a nonlinear liquid-crystal interface near the phase transition," Opt. Lett. 13, 886-888 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-10-886


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