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Electro-optic steering of nematicons

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-4
Number of pages3
JournalPhotonics Letters of Poland
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

We study the angular steering of spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals, i.e. nematicons, exploiting their electro-optic response. Approaches to electro-optic steering include acting on the optic axis and walk-off, propagating the soliton through a voltage-adjusted refractive interface or getting it totally internally reflected. Using comb electrodes in a planar cell, maximum angular deflections of 70° are expected with the standard nematic liquid crystal mixture E7.