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Optical Pulse Compression In A Cholesteric Liquid Crystal, D. N. Ghosh Roy, D.V.G.L.N. Rao, H. Bronk Sep 1981

Optical Pulse Compression In A Cholesteric Liquid Crystal, D. N. Ghosh Roy, D.V.G.L.N. Rao, H. Bronk

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A 20‐ns laser pulse is compressed to nearly 2.5 ns in a 10‐cm‐long sample of liquid‐crystal cholesteryl oleate in the isotropic phase. Pulse compression in a length as short as only 5 cm has been observed. A semiquantitative explanation is given in terms of stimulated Brillouin scattering.