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Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications
Kona, Hawaii United States
July 30, 2007
ISBN: 1-55752-843-8
Nonlinear Processes in Guided-Wave Geometries (WB)

Spatial Solitons in Azobenzene Liquid Crystals

Svetlana Serak and Nelson Tabiryan


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Reversible photoisomerization of azobenzene liquid crystal molecules allows formation of solitons at microwatt power levels of a He-Ne laser beam. Steering, deflection, merging and all-optical switching of spatial solitons were observed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

S. Serak and N. Tabiryan, "Spatial Solitons in Azobenzene Liquid Crystals," in Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WB7.

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