High-Efficiency Energy Transfer Due To Stimulated Orientational Scattering Of Light In Nematic Liquid Crystals
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 ∼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. © 2001 Optical Society of America.
Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
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Tabiryan, N. V.; Sukhov, A. V.; and Zel'dovich, B. Ya, "High-Efficiency Energy Transfer Due To Stimulated Orientational Scattering Of Light In Nematic Liquid Crystals" (2001). Scopus Export 2000s. 427.