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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1432–1437

Deflection of nematicons through interaction with dielectric particles

Yana V. Izdebskaya, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Gaetano Assanto, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 6, pp. 1432-1437 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.001432


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Abstract

We show that the simple interaction of spatial optical solitons in nematic liquid crystals with dielectric particles preserves in most cases the self-confinement of these robust nonlinear self-trapped beams, also known as nematicons. Employing spherical defects such as air bubbles and glass spheres, we report on the experimental observation of total internal reflection as well as refractive deflection of nematicons, with angular changes as large as nearly 90°. We also show multiple reflections and the interaction of a particle with two counterpropagating nematicons.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2013
Published: May 6, 2013

Citation
Yana V. Izdebskaya, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Gaetano Assanto, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Deflection of nematicons through interaction with dielectric particles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1432-1437 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-6-1432

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