All-optical bistability in nematic liquid crystals at 20 μW power levels

A. D. Lloyd, B. S. Wherrett

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Abstract

Optical switches at power levels as low as 14 µW, allowing bistable operation with compact disk laser systems, are reported in optimized cavities containing planar-aligned nematic liquid crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-461
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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