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Bistable optical propagation in nematic liquid crystals

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Photonics, NP 2014
PublisherOptical Society of America OSA
ISBN (Print)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2014
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication

Abstract

We demonstrate bistability when beams propagate and self-focus in nematic liquid crystals. Sample configurations subject to the Fréedericksz threshold support diffracting as well as self-confined beams for the same input power, leading to hysteresis.