Bistable optical propagation in nematic liquid crystals
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|Title of host publication||Nonlinear Photonics, NP 2014|
|Publisher||Optical Society of America OSA|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jul 2014|
|Publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
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.