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

Kwaśny Michał , Armando Piccardi , Alessandro Alberucci , Marco Peccianti , Malgosia Kaczmarek , Miroslaw A. Karpierz , Gaetano Assanto

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.
Author Kwaśny Michał ZOiF
Kwaśny Michał,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, Armando Piccardi
Armando Piccardi,,
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, Alessandro Alberucci
Alessandro Alberucci,,
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, Marco Peccianti
Marco Peccianti,,
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, Malgosia Kaczmarek
Malgosia Kaczmarek,,
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, Miroslaw A. Karpierz ZOiF
Miroslaw A. Karpierz,,
- Optics and Photonics Division
, Gaetano Assanto
Gaetano Assanto,,
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Journal seriesOptics Letters, ISSN 0146-9592
Issue year2011
Vol36
No13
Pages2566-2568
Keywords in Englishliquid crystals, Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in, Self-action effects, Self-focusing, Spatial solitons
DOIDOI:10.1364/OL.36.002566
URL http://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-13-2566
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2011 = 3.399 (2) - 2011=3.387 (5)
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