Polarizational nonlinear optical response of photonic structures with a liquid crystal defect. Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate experimentally that a one-dimensional photonic crystal with a homeotropic nematic liquid crystal defect behaves as a polarization-sensitive nonlinear all-optical device. We study statics and dynamics of the nonlinear optical response for linearly and circularly polarized beams and show enhanced light sensitivity and polarization self-modulation effects.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Brasselet, E., Miroshnichenko, A. E., Chen, D. F., Krolikowski, W., & Kivshar, Y. S.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Brasselet, Etienne||Miroshnichenko, Andrey E||Chen, Deng Feng||Krolikowski, Wieslaw||Kivshar, Yuri S

publication date

  • February 2009