Random lasing control with optical spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals

Armando Piccardi, Sreekanth Perumbilavil, Martti Kauranen, Giuseppe Strangi, Gaetano Assanto

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Abstract

We discuss the synergy of reorientational self-focusing and random lasing in a dye- doped nematic liquid crystalline material. The laser emission resulting from amplification and multiple scattering inside the medium can be either modulated or triggered depending on the energy of the visible pump beam and the power of the near-infrared spatial soliton, respectively exciting the two nonlinear responses. Moreover, the presence of the self-induced waveguide improves the properties of the emitted beam, i. e., directionality and profile. Finally, the laser light can be re-directed by steering the spatial soliton with the aid of an external low-frequency electric field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPHOTOPTICS 2019 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology
EditorsPaulo Ribeiro, Maria Raposo, David Andrews
PublisherSCITEPRESS
Pages289-293
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583643
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 25 Feb 201927 Feb 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period25/02/1927/02/19

Keywords

  • Nematic Liquid Crystals
  • Optical Spatial Solitons
  • Random Laser

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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