Soliton self-deflection via power-dependent walk-off

Piccardi, Armando; Alberucci, Alessandro; Assanto, Gaetano
February 2010
Applied Physics Letters;2/8/2010, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p061105
Academic Journal
We demonstrate, both experimentally and theoretically, excitation-dependent self-bending of spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals. The observed deflection is explained by nonlinear changes in walk-off, as induced by the rotation of the optic axis via power-driven reorientation.


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