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Optically-Induced Bistability in a Nematic Liquid Crystal

  • Hiap Liew Ong
  • Robert B. Meyer

Abstract

The structural testability in an optical field of intensity ~ 200 Watts/cm2 in a nematic liquid crystal is discussed.

Keywords

Pump Beam Nematic Liquid Crystal Optical Field Poynting Vector Magnetic Energy Density 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiap Liew Ong
    • 1
  • Robert B. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBrandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

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