Enhanced Phase-Matched Second-Harmonic Generation in a Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Waveguide

  title={Enhanced Phase-Matched Second-Harmonic Generation in a Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Waveguide},
  author={Valentina S. U. Fazio and Vismants Zauls and Sigurd Schrader and Philippe Busson and Anders Hult and Sven T. Lagerwall and Hubert Motschmann},
  journal={Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals},
  pages={293 - 302}
  • V. FazioV. Zauls H. Motschmann
  • Published 22 December 1999
  • Physics
  • Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
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