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Spatial solitons carrying phase singularities in nematic liquid crystals

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011
Pages444-445
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period28/08/111/09/11

Abstract

We demonstrate self-trapped laser beams carrying optical vortices in nematic liquid crystals. We experimentally observe astigmatic transformations of vortex beams into spiralling dipole azimuthons accompanied by a nontrivial power-dependent charge-flipping of on-axis phase dislocations.