Light self-confinement in planar cells with nematic liquid crystals

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

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Abstract

Three-dimensional spatial solitons are generated by a linearly-polarized Argon-ion beam in thick planar cells containing prealigned undoped nematic liquid crystals and subject to an externally applied voltage. Self-confinement of the intense beam and guidance of a weak He-Ne probe at a different wavelength but identical polarization are demonstrated with milliwatt powers and over millimeter distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)790-795
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Communications Technology and Electronics
Volume47
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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