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|Number of pages||62|
|Journal||PHYSICS REPORTS: REVIEW SECTION OF PHYSICS LETTERS|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2012|
|Publication type||A2 Review article in a scientific journal|
We review the recent developments of spatial optical solitons in nematic liquid crystals, also known as Nematicons. We outline their properties, linked to a reorientational nonlinearity in the presence of significant optical anisotropy and spatial nonlocality. The molecular response is described in conjunction with the pertinent wave-evolution models and their reduction to known equations. Various features and experimental results are reported in to highlight the main concepts and point out potential applications.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Liquid crystals, Nonlinear optics, Optical solitons, Self-effects, Spatial solitons