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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 184–186

Multimode nematicon waveguides

Yana V. Izdebskaya, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Gaetano Assanto, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 184-186 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000184


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Abstract

We report on the first (to our knowledge) experimental observation of higher-order modes guided by soliton-induced waveguides in nematic liquid crystals. We find that the nematicon waveguides operate in a bounded power region specific to each guided mode. Below this region, the guided beams diffract; above this region, the mode mixing and coupling give rise to an unstable output.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2010
Published: January 11, 2011

Citation
Yana V. Izdebskaya, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Gaetano Assanto, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Multimode nematicon waveguides," Opt. Lett. 36, 184-186 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-184

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