High-efficiency energy transfer due to stimulated orientational scattering of light in nematic liquid crystals
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B-Opt. Phys.
The saturation stage of stimulated orientational scattering (SOS) of light in thick planarly aligned nematic-liquid-crystal layers was observed and studied experimentally. The power efficiency of o-wave pump conversion exceeded 90%. Both saturation of transmitted pump power and cascading of SOS were observed. The latter indicated that, for higher than similar to 50% conversion efficiencies, inverse conversion of the scattered e-polarized signal into wide-angle speckle, o-polarized background started to take place, leading to partial depletion of the primarily scattered e wave. Results were in good qualitative agreement with conventional SOS theory. (C) 2001 Optical Society of America.
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
"High-efficiency energy transfer due to stimulated orientational scattering of light in nematic liquid crystals" (2001). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2972.