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.
Roy, D. N. Ghosh; Rao, D.V.G.L.N.; and Bronk, H., "Optical pulse compression in a cholesteric liquid crystal" (1981). Physics Faculty Publications. 35.
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