ELECTROOPTIC AND NONLINEAR OPTICAL-DEVICES USING LIQUID-CRYSTALS

J STAROMLYNSKA, D W CRAIG, R A CLAY, A MILLER, K J HARRISON, D TYTLER

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Abstract

This work describes studies carried out across the visible on electro-optic and nonlinear optical devices incorporating a range of liquid crystal materials. Results are presented on electro-optically tunable filters in Fabry Perot and variable birefringence filter (VBF) geometries. Optical bistability in a Fabry Perot etalon with metal mirrors is demonstrated and a novel device which brings together the EO and nonlinear effects to produce bistability of the optical output with applied voltage is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalInstitute of Physics Conference Series
Issue number103
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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