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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1994
  • pp: 530–532

Observation of optical limiting and backscattering of nanosecond laser pulses in liquid-crystal fibers

I. C. Khoo, Hong Li, P. G. LoPresti, and Yu Liang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 530-532 (1994)

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We report the recent observation of nonlinear-optical phenomena occurring in isotropic liquid-crystal-cored optical including passive all-optical self-limiting effects, stimulated backscattering, and phase conjugation. These fibers, processes occur at relatively low thresholds and short fiber lengths.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 4, 1993
Published: April 15, 1994

I. C. Khoo, Hong Li, P. G. LoPresti, and Yu Liang, "Observation of optical limiting and backscattering of nanosecond laser pulses in liquid-crystal fibers," Opt. Lett. 19, 530-532 (1994)

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