Using phase-measurement interferometry we observe the self-induced waveguide of a nematicon. The measured high nonlocality of the reorientational nonlinearity of our nematic liquid crystal agrees with our (2+1)-D numerical simulation.
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X. Hutsebaut, C. Cambournac, M. Haelterman, J. Beeckman, and K. Neyts, "Measurement of the self-consistent waveguide of an accessible soliton," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuC20.
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