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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2030–2032

Complex dynamics and configurational entropy of spatial optical solitons in nonlocal media

Claudio Conti, Marco Peccianti, and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 13, pp. 2030-2032 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002030


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Abstract

Intense light propagating in a nonlinear medium can generate an ensemble of interacting filaments of light, or spatial solitons. Using nematic liquid crystals, we demonstrate that the filaments exhibit collective behavior typical of complex systems, including the formation of clusters and soundlike vibrations, as well as the reduction of the configurational entropy, controlled by the degree of nonlocality of the medium.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2006

Citation
Claudio Conti, Marco Peccianti, and Gaetano Assanto, "Complex dynamics and configurational entropy of spatial optical solitons in nonlocal media," Opt. Lett. 31, 2030-2032 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-13-2030


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