Abstract

A fabry–perto interferometer filled with an 83-μm-thick nematic-liquid-crystal film exhibits multiple-order optical bistability and self-oscillation. The oscillation is shown to be due to two competing mechanisms with different response times contributing to the laser-induced refractive-index change.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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