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12 September 2007 Dynamic polarization switching and stimulated orientational scattering in nematic liquid crystals
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Stimulated Orientational Scattering (SOS) uses the angular reorientation of the director axis in liquid crystals to produce cross-polarized light amplification. Akin to photorefractivity, SOS uses grating formation and the resulting phase-matching to scatter incident radiation into a coherent, cross-polarized signal beam. This paper provides a brief review of the theory underlying SOS, a discussion of the simulation of SOS dynamics, and empirical results of the SOS effect acting in a thin film (300 μm) planar sample of the liquid crystal E7 induced by an Argon ion laser at a wavelength of 488 nm.
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Michael V. Stinger, Andres Diaz, Justin D. Liou, and Iam-Choon Khoo "Dynamic polarization switching and stimulated orientational scattering in nematic liquid crystals", Proc. SPIE 6654, Liquid Crystals XI, 66540S (12 September 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.732419
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