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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1681–1684

Routing of spatial solitons by interaction with rod microelectrodes

Yana V. Izdebskaya  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1681-1684 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001681


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Abstract

We report on what is, to our knowledge, the first experimental observation of spatial soliton interaction with charged conductive microelectrodes in nematic liquid crystals. We show that solitons can undergo voltage-controlled deflection and reflection with a nematicon steering larger than 100° over distances of a few micrometers. Using bias-defined perturbations, we observe reconfigurable soliton geometries with several reflections.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2014
Published: March 14, 2014

Citation
Yana V. Izdebskaya, "Routing of spatial solitons by interaction with rod microelectrodes," Opt. Lett. 39, 1681-1684 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-6-1681


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