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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2725–2727

Large electro-optic beam steering with nematicons

Raouf Barboza, Alessandro Alberucci, and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2725-2727 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002725


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Abstract

We analyze the angular steering of self-confined light beams, i.e., spatial solitons, in nematic liquid crystals exploiting both their electro-optic response and reorientational nonlinearity. A bias-induced interface is obtained with comb electrodes in a planar cell, applying two distinct voltages to control the spatial distribution of the optic axis. The configuration allows spatial solitons to propagate in a plane and maximize their deflection via refraction and total internal reflection, with an overall deflection of 70 ° in standard E7.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2011
Published: July 14, 2011

Citation
Raouf Barboza, Alessandro Alberucci, and Gaetano Assanto, "Large electro-optic beam steering with nematicons," Opt. Lett. 36, 2725-2727 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2725


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