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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1056–1063

Nonlinear optical response of self-orienting liquid crystal

Elena Ouskova and Matti Kaivola  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 1056-1063 (2012)

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The nonlinear properties of a new type of liquid crystal (LC) heterogeneous system that contains hydrogen-bonded polymer-azo-dye complexes at a low concentration were revealed and studied. Possessing the unique self-orienting property the suspension showed a strong nonlinear response at very low light power. The complex-doped LC suspension can be used as a new nonlinear photosensitive material that does not require any additional alignment processing or treatment.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Liquid Crystals

Original Manuscript: June 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2012
Published: July 16, 2012

Elena Ouskova and Matti Kaivola, "Nonlinear optical response of self-orienting liquid crystal," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 1056-1063 (2012)

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