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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2566–2568

Nematicon–nematicon interactions in a medium with tunable nonlinearity and fixed nonlocality

Michal Kwasny, Armando Piccardi, Alessandro Alberucci, Marco Peccianti, Malgosia Kaczmarek, Miroslaw A. Karpierz, and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2566-2568 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002566


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Abstract

We investigate the attractive interaction between spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals with a tunable nonlinearity and a constant nonlocality. The experimental study, carried out by controlling the orientation of the optic axis via the electro-optic response, shows how the interactions depend on reorientation, in excellent agreement with a model accounting for the anisotropic nature of the dielectric.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(260.5950) Physical optics : Self-focusing
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2011
Published: July 1, 2011

Citation
Michal Kwasny, Armando Piccardi, Alessandro Alberucci, Marco Peccianti, Malgosia Kaczmarek, Miroslaw A. Karpierz, and Gaetano Assanto, "Nematicon–nematicon interactions in a medium with tunable nonlinearity and fixed nonlocality," Opt. Lett. 36, 2566-2568 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-13-2566


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