Higher-Dimensionality Caustics Owing To Competing Reorientation Of A Liquid Crystal By Laser Beams
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B-Opt. Phys.
Formation of hyperbolic umbilic caustics is observed experimentally in the far-field zone as a result of self- and mutual-phase modulation of laser beams by means of competing reorientation of a nematic liquid crystal. The interference pattern reveals maximum response for an unusually small (approximate to 5 degrees) angle of light refraction into the cell. It is thus demonstrated that higher-order diffraction catastrophes can be induced and controlled by nonlinear optical processes. (C) 1996 Optical Society of America
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
"Higher-Dimensionality Caustics Owing To Competing Reorientation Of A Liquid Crystal By Laser Beams" (1996). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 3063.