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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1690–1692

Signal readdressing by steering of spatial solitons in bulk nematic liquid crystals

Marco Peccianti and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 21, pp. 1690-1692 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001690


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Abstract

Fully three-dimensional spatial solitons in bulk nematic liquid crystals form self-consistent waveguides that are able to confine a weak, collinear copolarized signal at different wavelengths and with large trapping angles. We use a milliwatt cw source to generate a soliton and, by angular steering of the soliton, spatially readdress the guided signal.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

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Marco Peccianti and Gaetano Assanto, "Signal readdressing by steering of spatial solitons in bulk nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 26, 1690-1692 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-21-1690


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