Electrically assisted self-confinement and waveguiding in planar nematic liquid crystal cells

M. Peccianti, A. De Rossi, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, C. Umeton, I. C. Khoo

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Abstract

We report on spatial soliton formation and self/cross waveguiding in planar cells containing a nematic liquid crystal in the presence of an externally applied voltage. Self-confinement and cross-induced guidance are demonstrated with an Argon ion laser (514 nm) and a helium-neon probe (633 nm), respectively, over millimeter lengths and with milliwatt pump powers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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