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

abstract

  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • February 2009