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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1791–1793

Incoherent spatial solitary waves in nematic liquid crystals

Marco Peccianti and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 22, pp. 1791-1793 (2001)

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(2+1) -dimensional spatial solitary waves are generated by launching of milliwatt-power linearly polarized light beams in voltage-biased planar cells with undoped nematic liquid crystals, regardless of the degree of spatial coherence of the input. Coherent and incoherent self-trapping, as well as guidance of a weaker copolarized signal, is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Marco Peccianti and Gaetano Assanto, "Incoherent spatial solitary waves in nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 26, 1791-1793 (2001)

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