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Dark solitons in nematic liquid crystals

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, NLO 2011 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201122 Jul 2011


ConferenceNonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, NLO 2011
CountryUnited States
CityKauai, HI


We demonstrate the formation of dark spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals, with an azo-dye dopant providing the self-defocusing response. A collinear copolarized beam is used to probe the guiding properties of the soliton. NLO/ISOM/ODS