The effect of axial ordering in determining macroscopic second order nonlinear optical response in a doped liquid crystal is investigated by the second harmonic generation measurement. Maier-Saupe mean field theory was employed to estimate the axial ordering contributions. The magnitude of second harmonic generations as a function of a dc external field suggests that the effect of axial ordering is negligible while polar ordering is dominant.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics|
|State||Published - 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1995 2nd International Conference on Organic Nonlinear Optics, ICONO'2 - Kusatsu, Jpn|
Duration: 23 Jul 1995 → 26 Jul 1995