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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2520–2522

Nematicons beyond the perturbative regime

Alessandro Alberucci and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 15, pp. 2520-2522 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002520


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Abstract

We model spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals, accounting for nonperturbative excitation and related effects, such as power-dependent self steering. We also address the interplay between nonlocality and saturation typical of a reorientational medium.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2010
Published: July 19, 2010

Citation
Alessandro Alberucci and Gaetano Assanto, "Nematicons beyond the perturbative regime," Opt. Lett. 35, 2520-2522 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-15-2520

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