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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1988
  • pp: 479–481

Laser-heating-induced self-phase modulation, phase transition, and bistability in nematic liquid crystals

Peng-ye Wang, Hong-jun Zhang, and Jian-hua Dai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 479-481 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000479


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Abstract

A quantitative discussion of the laser-heating-induced self-phase modulation in nematic liquid crystals is given. The process of the laser-heating-induced nematic–isotropic transition is analyzed. The intrinsic optical bistability due to the nematic–isotropic phase transition is observed and analyzed.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 1988
Published: June 1, 1988

Citation
Peng-ye Wang, Hong-jun Zhang, and Jian-hua Dai, "Laser-heating-induced self-phase modulation, phase transition, and bistability in nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 13, 479-481 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-6-479


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