Abstract

Giant enhancement of optical reorientation in pure nematic liquid crystals (LCs) was observed with a near-resonant input beam. The enhancement observed through reduction of the threshold of the optical Fréedericksz transition in a 28- μm-thick homeotropic LC cell was almost 700 times in comparison with the case of an off-resonant input beam. Wavelength dependence of the enhancement followed the LC absorption spectrum very well, confirming that the enhancement arose from the excitation of LC molecules.

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2009 (1)

P. Yang, J. Shan, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Phys. D 42, 085116 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

P. Yang, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 084710 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

T. V. Truong and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 187802 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

J. Li and S.-T. Wu, J. Appl. Phys. 95, 896 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

M. Kreuzer, E. Benkler, D. Paparo, G. Casillo, and L. Marrucci, Phys. Rev. E 68, 011701 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. V. Truong, L. Xu, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 193902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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F. Simoni and O. Francescangeli, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 11, R439 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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I. Jánossy, Phys. Rev. E 49, 2957 (1994).
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1991 (1)

I. Jánossy, L. Csillag, and A. D. Lloyd, Phys. Rev. A 44, 8410 (1991).
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1987 (1)

1981 (2)

S. D. Durbin, S. M. Arakelian, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 1411 (1981).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Zolot'ko, V. F. Kitaeva, N. Kroo, N. N. Bobolev, and L. Chilag, JETP Lett. 32, 250 (1981).

1980 (1)

B. Ya. Zel'dolvich, N. F. Pilipetskii, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, JETP Lett. 31, 263 (1980).

Abbate, G.

D. Paparo, L. Marrucci, G. Abbate, E. Santamato, M. Kreuzer, P. Lehnert, and T. Vogeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 38 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Arakelian, S. M.

S. D. Durbin, S. M. Arakelian, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 1411 (1981).
[CrossRef]

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M. Kreuzer, E. Benkler, D. Paparo, G. Casillo, and L. Marrucci, Phys. Rev. E 68, 011701 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Bobolev, N. N.

A. S. Zolot'ko, V. F. Kitaeva, N. Kroo, N. N. Bobolev, and L. Chilag, JETP Lett. 32, 250 (1981).

Casillo, G.

M. Kreuzer, E. Benkler, D. Paparo, G. Casillo, and L. Marrucci, Phys. Rev. E 68, 011701 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Chilag, L.

A. S. Zolot'ko, V. F. Kitaeva, N. Kroo, N. N. Bobolev, and L. Chilag, JETP Lett. 32, 250 (1981).

Csillag, L.

I. Jánossy, L. Csillag, and A. D. Lloyd, Phys. Rev. A 44, 8410 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Durbin, S. D.

S. D. Durbin, S. M. Arakelian, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 1411 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Francescangeli, O.

F. Simoni and O. Francescangeli, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 11, R439 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Jánossy, I.

I. Jánossy, Phys. Rev. E 49, 2957 (1994).
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[CrossRef]

I. Jánossy, A. D. Lloyd, and B. S. Wherrett, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 179, 1 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Jarasch, M.

R. Muenster, M. Jarasch, X. Zhuang, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 42 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kitaeva, V. F.

A. S. Zolot'ko, V. F. Kitaeva, N. Kroo, N. N. Bobolev, and L. Chilag, JETP Lett. 32, 250 (1981).

Kósa, T.

Kreuzer, M.

M. Kreuzer, E. Benkler, D. Paparo, G. Casillo, and L. Marrucci, Phys. Rev. E 68, 011701 (2003).
[CrossRef]

D. Paparo, L. Marrucci, G. Abbate, E. Santamato, M. Kreuzer, P. Lehnert, and T. Vogeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 38 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kroo, N.

A. S. Zolot'ko, V. F. Kitaeva, N. Kroo, N. N. Bobolev, and L. Chilag, JETP Lett. 32, 250 (1981).

Lehnert, P.

D. Paparo, L. Marrucci, G. Abbate, E. Santamato, M. Kreuzer, P. Lehnert, and T. Vogeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 38 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Li, J.

J. Li and S.-T. Wu, J. Appl. Phys. 95, 896 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Liu, L. Y.

P. Yang, J. Shan, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Phys. D 42, 085116 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. Yang, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 084710 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lloyd, A. D.

I. Jánossy, L. Csillag, and A. D. Lloyd, Phys. Rev. A 44, 8410 (1991).
[CrossRef]

I. Jánossy, A. D. Lloyd, and B. S. Wherrett, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 179, 1 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Marrucci, L.

M. Kreuzer, E. Benkler, D. Paparo, G. Casillo, and L. Marrucci, Phys. Rev. E 68, 011701 (2003).
[CrossRef]

L. Marrucci and D. Paparo, Phys. Rev. E 56, 1765 (1997).
[CrossRef]

D. Paparo, L. Marrucci, G. Abbate, E. Santamato, M. Kreuzer, P. Lehnert, and T. Vogeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 38 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Muenster, R.

R. Muenster, M. Jarasch, X. Zhuang, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 42 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Paparo, D.

M. Kreuzer, E. Benkler, D. Paparo, G. Casillo, and L. Marrucci, Phys. Rev. E 68, 011701 (2003).
[CrossRef]

L. Marrucci and D. Paparo, Phys. Rev. E 56, 1765 (1997).
[CrossRef]

D. Paparo, L. Marrucci, G. Abbate, E. Santamato, M. Kreuzer, P. Lehnert, and T. Vogeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 38 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pilipetskii, N. F.

B. Ya. Zel'dolvich, N. F. Pilipetskii, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, JETP Lett. 31, 263 (1980).

Santamato, E.

D. Paparo, L. Marrucci, G. Abbate, E. Santamato, M. Kreuzer, P. Lehnert, and T. Vogeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 38 (1997).
[CrossRef]

E. Santamato and Y. R. Shen, in Handbook of Liquid Crystal Research, P.J.Colligs and J.S.Patel, eds. (Oxford U. Press, 1997), p. 539.

Sgrò, A.

Shan, J.

P. Yang, J. Shan, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Phys. D 42, 085116 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Y. R.

T. V. Truong and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 187802 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. V. Truong, L. Xu, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 193902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. Muenster, M. Jarasch, X. Zhuang, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 42 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Durbin, S. M. Arakelian, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 1411 (1981).
[CrossRef]

E. Santamato and Y. R. Shen, in Handbook of Liquid Crystal Research, P.J.Colligs and J.S.Patel, eds. (Oxford U. Press, 1997), p. 539.

Simoni, F.

F. Simoni and O. Francescangeli, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 11, R439 (1999).
[CrossRef]

C. Umeton, A. Sgrò, and F. Simoni, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1938 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Sukhov, A. V.

B. Ya. Zel'dolvich, N. F. Pilipetskii, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, JETP Lett. 31, 263 (1980).

Tabiryan, N. V.

B. Ya. Zel'dolvich, N. F. Pilipetskii, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, JETP Lett. 31, 263 (1980).

Truong, T. V.

T. V. Truong and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 187802 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. V. Truong, L. Xu, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 193902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Umeton, C.

Vogeler, T.

D. Paparo, L. Marrucci, G. Abbate, E. Santamato, M. Kreuzer, P. Lehnert, and T. Vogeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 38 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Wherrett, B. S.

I. Jánossy, A. D. Lloyd, and B. S. Wherrett, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 179, 1 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wu, S.-T.

J. Li and S.-T. Wu, J. Appl. Phys. 95, 896 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Xu, L.

P. Yang, J. Shan, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Phys. D 42, 085116 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. Yang, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 084710 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. V. Truong, L. Xu, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 193902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yang, P.

P. Yang, J. Shan, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Phys. D 42, 085116 (2009).
[CrossRef]

P. Yang, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 084710 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zel'dolvich, B. Ya.

B. Ya. Zel'dolvich, N. F. Pilipetskii, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, JETP Lett. 31, 263 (1980).

Zhuang, X.

R. Muenster, M. Jarasch, X. Zhuang, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 42 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zolot'ko, A. S.

A. S. Zolot'ko, V. F. Kitaeva, N. Kroo, N. N. Bobolev, and L. Chilag, JETP Lett. 32, 250 (1981).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. Li and S.-T. Wu, J. Appl. Phys. 95, 896 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys. (1)

P. Yang, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 084710 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

J. Phys. Condens. Matter (1)

F. Simoni and O. Francescangeli, J. Phys. Condens. Matter 11, R439 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. D (1)

P. Yang, J. Shan, L. Y. Liu, and L. Xu, J. Phys. D 42, 085116 (2009).
[CrossRef]

JETP Lett. (2)

B. Ya. Zel'dolvich, N. F. Pilipetskii, A. V. Sukhov, and N. V. Tabiryan, JETP Lett. 31, 263 (1980).

A. S. Zolot'ko, V. F. Kitaeva, N. Kroo, N. N. Bobolev, and L. Chilag, JETP Lett. 32, 250 (1981).

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. (1)

I. Jánossy, A. D. Lloyd, and B. S. Wherrett, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 179, 1 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

I. Jánossy, L. Csillag, and A. D. Lloyd, Phys. Rev. A 44, 8410 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (3)

I. Jánossy, Phys. Rev. E 49, 2957 (1994).
[CrossRef]

L. Marrucci and D. Paparo, Phys. Rev. E 56, 1765 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Kreuzer, E. Benkler, D. Paparo, G. Casillo, and L. Marrucci, Phys. Rev. E 68, 011701 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (5)

T. V. Truong, L. Xu, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 193902 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. V. Truong and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 187802 (2007).
[CrossRef]

D. Paparo, L. Marrucci, G. Abbate, E. Santamato, M. Kreuzer, P. Lehnert, and T. Vogeler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 38 (1997).
[CrossRef]

R. Muenster, M. Jarasch, X. Zhuang, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 42 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. D. Durbin, S. M. Arakelian, and Y. R. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 47, 1411 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

E. Santamato and Y. R. Shen, in Handbook of Liquid Crystal Research, P.J.Colligs and J.S.Patel, eds. (Oxford U. Press, 1997), p. 539.

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