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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1460–1462

Nonlocal spatial soliton interactions in nematic liquid crystals

Marco Peccianti, Katarzyna A. Brzdkiewicz, and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 16, pp. 1460-1462 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001460


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Abstract

The interaction between spatial optical solitons in undoped nematic liquid crystals is governed by reorientational nonlinearity with a significant nonlocality. We demonstrate several cases of interactions, including crossing, interlacing, and merging of spatial solitons in voltage-biased liquid-crystal cells. A scalar model accounts for the main features that were experimentally observed.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

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Marco Peccianti, Katarzyna A. Brzdkiewicz, and Gaetano Assanto, "Nonlocal spatial soliton interactions in nematic liquid crystals," Opt. Lett. 27, 1460-1462 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-16-1460

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