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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 271–273

Nonlinear shift of spatial solitons at a graded dielectric interface

Marco Peccianti, Gaetano Assanto, Andriy Dyadyusha, and Malgosia Kaczmarek  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 271-273 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000271


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Abstract

We investigate total internal reflection of optical spatial solitons at the interface between two regions of nematic liquid crystals with different optical densities. Due to nonlinear molecular reorientation, the solitons experience a penetration depth, hence, a lateral shift that depends on the excitation, with lateral shifts from 0.7 to 1.2 mm as input powers increased from 1.6 to 9.3 mW .

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2006
Published: January 12, 2007

Citation
Marco Peccianti, Gaetano Assanto, Andriy Dyadyusha, and Malgosia Kaczmarek, "Nonlinear shift of spatial solitons at a graded dielectric interface," Opt. Lett. 32, 271-273 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-3-271


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