Abstract

Fast surface reorientation induced by a single 4-ns low-energy laser pulse in dye-doped liquid crystals is reported. The reorientation is due to light-induced modification of the surface anisotropy, which affects the liquid crystal’s director through the appearance of a preferred direction on the irradiated surface. The detected signals can be interpreted as being the result of light-induced desorption and adsorption of dye molecules.

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[CrossRef]

L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 375, 641 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

F. Simoni, L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, and O. Francescangeli, Opt. Express 9, 85 (2001), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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H. Hsiung, L. Shi, and Y. Shen, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1453 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Andrienko, D.

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[CrossRef]

Chen, P.

Di Fabrizio, M.

L. Lucchetti, M. Di Fabrizio, O. Francescangeli, F. Simoni, J. Nonlin. Opt. Phys. Mater. 11, 13 (2002).
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Fedorenko, D.

E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Francescangeli, O.

L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 375, 641 (2002).
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L. Lucchetti, M. Di Fabrizio, O. Francescangeli, F. Simoni, J. Nonlin. Opt. Phys. Mater. 11, 13 (2002).
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[CrossRef]

O. Francescangeli, S. Slussarenko, F. Simoni, D. Andrienko, V. Reshetnyak, and Y. Reznikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1855 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Guenther, B.

Hsiung, H.

H. Hsiung, L. Shi, and Y. Shen, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1453 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Khizhnyak, A.

D. Voloschenko, A. Khizhnyak, Y. Reznikov, and V. Reshetnyak, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 34, 566 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Khoo, I. C.

Kuksenok, O.

E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lindquist, R.

I. C. Khoo, R. Lindquist, R. Michael, R. Mansfield, and P. LoPresti, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 3853 (1991).
[CrossRef]

LoPresti, P.

I. C. Khoo, R. Lindquist, R. Michael, R. Mansfield, and P. LoPresti, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 3853 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Lucchetta, D.

L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 375, 641 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. Simoni, L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, and O. Francescangeli, Opt. Express 9, 85 (2001), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lucchetti, L.

L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 375, 641 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Lucchetti, M. Di Fabrizio, O. Francescangeli, F. Simoni, J. Nonlin. Opt. Phys. Mater. 11, 13 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. Simoni, L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, and O. Francescangeli, Opt. Express 9, 85 (2001), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mansfield, R.

I. C. Khoo, R. Lindquist, R. Michael, R. Mansfield, and P. LoPresti, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 3853 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Michael, R.

I. C. Khoo, R. Lindquist, R. Michael, R. Mansfield, and P. LoPresti, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 3853 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Ouskova, E.

E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Reshetnyak, V.

O. Francescangeli, S. Slussarenko, F. Simoni, D. Andrienko, V. Reshetnyak, and Y. Reznikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1855 (1999).
[CrossRef]

D. Voloschenko, A. Khizhnyak, Y. Reznikov, and V. Reshetnyak, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 34, 566 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Reznikov, Y.

E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

O. Francescangeli, S. Slussarenko, F. Simoni, D. Andrienko, V. Reshetnyak, and Y. Reznikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1855 (1999).
[CrossRef]

D. Voloschenko, A. Khizhnyak, Y. Reznikov, and V. Reshetnyak, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 34, 566 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Y.

H. Hsiung, L. Shi, and Y. Shen, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1453 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Shi, L.

H. Hsiung, L. Shi, and Y. Shen, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1453 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Shih, M. Y.

Shishido, A.

Shiyanovskii, S.

E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Simoni, F.

L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 375, 641 (2002).
[CrossRef]

L. Lucchetti, M. Di Fabrizio, O. Francescangeli, F. Simoni, J. Nonlin. Opt. Phys. Mater. 11, 13 (2002).
[CrossRef]

F. Simoni, L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, and O. Francescangeli, Opt. Express 9, 85 (2001), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

O. Francescangeli, S. Slussarenko, F. Simoni, D. Andrienko, V. Reshetnyak, and Y. Reznikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1855 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Simoni, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Liquid Crystals and Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997).
[CrossRef]

Slussarenko, S.

O. Francescangeli, S. Slussarenko, F. Simoni, D. Andrienko, V. Reshetnyak, and Y. Reznikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1855 (1999).
[CrossRef]

I. C. Khoo, S. Slussarenko, B. Guenther, M. Y. Shih, P. Chen, and W. Wood, Opt. Lett. 23, 253 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Su, L.

E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Voloschenko, D.

D. Voloschenko, A. Khizhnyak, Y. Reznikov, and V. Reshetnyak, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 34, 566 (1995).
[CrossRef]

West, J.

E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wood, M.

Wood, W.

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

I. C. Khoo, R. Lindquist, R. Michael, R. Mansfield, and P. LoPresti, J. Appl. Phys. 69, 3853 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Nonlin. Opt. Phys. Mater. (1)

L. Lucchetti, M. Di Fabrizio, O. Francescangeli, F. Simoni, J. Nonlin. Opt. Phys. Mater. 11, 13 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

D. Voloschenko, A. Khizhnyak, Y. Reznikov, and V. Reshetnyak, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 34, 566 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (1)

L. Lucchetti, D. Lucchetta, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 375, 641 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

H. Hsiung, L. Shi, and Y. Shen, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1453 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

E. Ouskova, D. Fedorenko, Y. Reznikov, S. Shiyanovskii, L. Su, J. West, O. Kuksenok, O. Francescangeli, and F. Simoni, Phys. Rev. E 63, 1 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

O. Francescangeli, S. Slussarenko, F. Simoni, D. Andrienko, V. Reshetnyak, and Y. Reznikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 1855 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

F. Simoni, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Liquid Crystals and Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals (World Scientific, Singapore, 1997).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

a, Signal detected at β=45°; b, signal detected at β=0°; c, signal detected at β=90°. In all cases the incident energy density was 5 mJ/cm2. d, Difference between curve a and the sum of curves b+c. The y scale is linear for all the curves shown.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Signal detected at β=0°, showing the decay time in detail. The incident energy is 3 mJ/cm2, and the decay time evaluated by fitting of the curve with an exponential decay function is 0.7 ms.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Signal detected at β=90°, showing the decay time. The incident energy density is 3.5 mJ/cm2, and the decay time is 9.8 ms, evaluated by fitting of the curve with an exponential decay function.

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