Optical bistability near the optical Freedericksz transition

F. Marquis, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

We discuss dispersive optical bistability near the intrinsic second-order-type optical Freedericksz transition in a nematic liquid crystal. The combined effects of this intrinsic transition and of the first-order-type phase transition imposed by the feedback mechanism, here a Fabry-Perot resonator, leads to novel effects absent from conventional bistable system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 1987

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Optical bistability
Optical transitions
optical bistability
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optical transition
Resonators
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Optical bistability near the optical Freedericksz transition. / Marquis, F.; Meystre, Pierre.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 62, No. 6, 15.06.1987, p. 409-412.

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