We demonstrate and model power-dependent self-bending of spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals. The deflection is explained by nonlinear changes in walk-off, as induced by the rotation of the optic axis via reorientation.
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A. Piccardi, A. Alberucci, and G. Assanto, "Soliton Self-Deflection via Power-Dependent Walk-off," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper NMD1.
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