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Nonlinear Photonics
Karlsruhe Germany
June 21-24, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-896-4
Spatial Effects and Solitons (NMD)

Soliton Self-Deflection via Power-Dependent Walk-off

Armando Piccardi, Alessandro Alberucci, and Gaetano Assanto


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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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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

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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