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All-optical Switching in Photonic Structures with Liquid-crystal Defects

Pinkevych, Igor; Miroshnichenko, Andrey; Kivshar, Yuri


We show that tunable nonlinearity of nematics can be employed for all-optical operations in photonic structures. We show numerically that the light-induced Freedericksz transition can lead to sharp switching and diode operation.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Conference paper
Source: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Quantum Electronics and Laser Science: Conference on Photonic Applications, Systems and Technologies: Technical Digest CD-ROM
DOI: 10.1109/CLEO.2006.4628506


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