Light controllable tuning and switching of lasing in chiral liquid crystals.

Abstract

A new approach based on the use of cholesteric liquid crystals (CLCs) and dye-doped light-sensitive chiral dopants was employed to create lasing materials with reversible tuning and switching. The lasing wavelength of optically-pumped dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals (CLCs) is shifted by irradiation with UV light. The shift depends on the UV light… (More)

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@article{Shibaev2005LightCT, title={Light controllable tuning and switching of lasing in chiral liquid crystals.}, author={Peter V Shibaev and Robert L. Sanford and Daniel Chiappetta and V Milner and Azriel Z Genack and Alexei Bobrovsky}, journal={Optics express}, year={2005}, volume={13 7}, pages={2358-63} }