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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 737–739

Spatial solitons in liquid-crystal light valves

A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 737-739 (2009)

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Liquid-crystal light valves can control the orientation of a nematic layer under the independent or combined action of applied voltage and impinging light intensity; hence, they offer a unique environment for the propagation of spatial optical solitons or nematicons. We demonstrate nematicon excitation, propagation, and steering in photoconductive light valves.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2009
Published: March 5, 2009

A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, "Spatial solitons in liquid-crystal light valves," Opt. Lett. 34, 737-739 (2009)

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