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Routing light with nematicons: Light localization and steering in liquid crystals

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
PublisherOptical Society of America
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781557528698
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2009 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 31 May 20095 Jun 2009


ConferenceInternational Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


Liquid crystals in the nematic phase support light self-confinement via reorientational nonlinearity and nonlocality, yielding robust spatial solitons which can trap, switch and route optical signals. We review the major achievements in the field.