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Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications
Kauai, Hawaii United States
July 17-22, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-915-2
NLO Poster Session (NWE)

Dark Solitons in Nematic Liquid Crystals

Armando Piccardi, Alessandro Alberucci, Gaetano Assanto, and Nelson Tabiryan  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate the formation of dark spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals, with an azo-dye dopant providing the self-defocusing response. A collinear copolarized beam is used to probe the guiding properties of the soliton.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

A. Piccardi, A. Alberucci, G. Assanto, and N. Tabiryan, "Dark Solitons in Nematic Liquid Crystals," in Nonlinear Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper NWE4.

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