Abstract

Optical phase conjugation and slow light are obtained in dye-doped chiral nematics via degenerate four-wave mixing. The creation of the light-induced dynamical grating is described and the amplitude of the phase-conjugate wave is shown to follow the changes of the input signal, hence providing efficient distortion correction. Associated to these capabilities, slowing down of light pulses is obtained thanks to the dispersive properties of the wave mixing occurring in the cholesteric liquid crystals, opening the way to applications in interferometry and imaging through highly scattering media.

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2012 (2)

H. Zhang, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, C. Kim, S. Kröll, L. V. Wang, and P. R. Hemmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131102(2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Wei, A. Iljin, Z. Cai, S. Residori, and U. Bortolozzo, Opt. Lett. 37, 734 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (1)

P. Mathey, G. Gadret, and K. Shcherbin, Phys. Rev. A 84, 063802 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010 (2)

2009 (3)

V. Boychuk, I. Gerus, A. Iljin, and J. Parka, Opto-Electronics Rev. 17, 287 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Kamshilin, R. V. Romashko, and Y. N. Kulchin, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 031101 (2009).
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Cai, Z.

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Gadret, G.

P. Mathey, G. Gadret, and K. Shcherbin, Phys. Rev. A 84, 063802 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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Z. Shi, R. W. Boyd, D. J. Gauthier, and C. C. Dudley, Opt. Lett. 32, 915 (2007).
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R. W. Boyd and D. J. Gauthier, in Progress in Optics, 43, E. Wolf, ed. (Elsevier Science, 2002), pp. 497–530.

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V. Boychuk, I. Gerus, A. Iljin, and J. Parka, Opto-Electronics Rev. 17, 287 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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H. Zhang, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, C. Kim, S. Kröll, L. V. Wang, and P. R. Hemmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131102(2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

V. Boychuk, I. Gerus, A. Iljin, and J. Parka, Opto-Electronics Rev. 17, 287 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Iljin, V. Reshetnyak, S. Shelestiuk, and V. Yarmolenko, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Lett. 453, 263 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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A. A. Kamshilin, R. V. Romashko, and Y. N. Kulchin, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 031101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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H. Zhang, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, C. Kim, S. Kröll, L. V. Wang, and P. R. Hemmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131102(2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. A. Kamshilin, R. V. Romashko, and Y. N. Kulchin, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 031101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Liang, Y.

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P. Mathey, G. Gadret, and K. Shcherbin, Phys. Rev. A 84, 063802 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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A. Miniewicz, S. Bartkiewicz, and J. Parka, Opt. Commun. 149, 89 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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H. Coles and S. Morris, Nat. Photonics 4, 676 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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V. Boychuk, I. Gerus, A. Iljin, and J. Parka, Opto-Electronics Rev. 17, 287 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Miniewicz, S. Bartkiewicz, and J. Parka, Opt. Commun. 149, 89 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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P. G. de Gennes and J. Prost, The Physics of Liquid Crystals (Oxford Science, 1993).

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A. Iljin, V. Reshetnyak, S. Shelestiuk, and V. Yarmolenko, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Lett. 453, 263 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Residori, S.

D. Wei, A. Iljin, Z. Cai, S. Residori, and U. Bortolozzo, Opt. Lett. 37, 734 (2012).
[CrossRef]

U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and J. P. Huignard, Opt. Lett 34, 2006 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo, and J. P. Huignard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 203603 (2008).
[CrossRef]

U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and J. P. Huignard, Opt. Lett. 32, 829 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rippe, L.

H. Zhang, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, C. Kim, S. Kröll, L. V. Wang, and P. R. Hemmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131102(2012).
[CrossRef]

Romashko, R. V.

A. A. Kamshilin, R. V. Romashko, and Y. N. Kulchin, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 031101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sabooni, M.

H. Zhang, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, C. Kim, S. Kröll, L. V. Wang, and P. R. Hemmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131102(2012).
[CrossRef]

Serak, S. V.

Shcherbin, K.

P. Mathey, G. Gadret, and K. Shcherbin, Phys. Rev. A 84, 063802 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Shelestiuk, S.

A. Iljin, V. Reshetnyak, S. Shelestiuk, and V. Yarmolenko, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Lett. 453, 263 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Shi, Z.

Tabiryan, N. V.

Wang, L. V.

H. Zhang, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, C. Kim, S. Kröll, L. V. Wang, and P. R. Hemmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131102(2012).
[CrossRef]

Wei, D.

White, T. J.

Wu, S. T.

D. K. Yang and S. T. Wu, Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Devices (Wiley, 2006).

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D. K. Yang and S. T. Wu, Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Devices (Wiley, 2006).

Yarmolenko, V.

A. Iljin, V. Reshetnyak, S. Shelestiuk, and V. Yarmolenko, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Lett. 453, 263 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

H. Zhang, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, C. Kim, S. Kröll, L. V. Wang, and P. R. Hemmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131102(2012).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

H. Zhang, M. Sabooni, L. Rippe, C. Kim, S. Kröll, L. V. Wang, and P. R. Hemmer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 131102(2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

A. A. Kamshilin, R. V. Romashko, and Y. N. Kulchin, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 031101 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Lett. (1)

A. Iljin, V. Reshetnyak, S. Shelestiuk, and V. Yarmolenko, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. Lett. 453, 263 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (1)

H. Coles and S. Morris, Nat. Photonics 4, 676 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Miniewicz, S. Bartkiewicz, and J. Parka, Opt. Commun. 149, 89 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett (1)

U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and J. P. Huignard, Opt. Lett 34, 2006 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opto-Electronics Rev. (1)

V. Boychuk, I. Gerus, A. Iljin, and J. Parka, Opto-Electronics Rev. 17, 287 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

P. Mathey, G. Gadret, and K. Shcherbin, Phys. Rev. A 84, 063802 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo, and J. P. Huignard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 203603 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Camacho, C. J. Broadbent, I. Ali-Khan, and J. C. Howell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 043902 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (6)

R. W. Boyd and D. J. Gauthier, in Progress in Optics, 43, E. Wolf, ed. (Elsevier Science, 2002), pp. 497–530.

D. K. Yang and S. T. Wu, Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Devices (Wiley, 2006).

R. A. Fisher, Optical Phase Conjugation (Academic, 1983).

A. Brignon and J.-P. Huignard, Phase Conjugate Laser Optics (Wiley, 2004).

P. G. de Gennes and J. Prost, The Physics of Liquid Crystals (Oxford Science, 1993).

I. C. Khoo, Liquid Crystals: Physical Properties and Nonlinear Optical Phenomena (Wiley, 1995).

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