Polarisation optical bistability in nematic liquid crystals

Ashley D Lloyd

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The first demonstration of high contrast polarisation bistability due to thermally induced cavity and reorientational effects is reported. A novel configuration for bistable polarisation switches in a birefringent nonlinear cavity is also demonstrated and described theoretically. © 1987.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-306
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1987


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