Transverse Self-acceleration Of Nematicons: Can A Self-confined Beam Change Its Own Path?
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|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
We report on power-dependent self-transverse acceleration of optical spatial solitons in two settings: pure nematic liquid crystals, where the self-steering is a consequence of all-optical reorientation through nonlinear changes in birefringent walk-off, and dye-doped nematic liquid crystals, where the guest-host interaction amplifies reorientation and enhances the transverse force acting on the soliton, thus changing its trajectory.
- Light self-action, spatial solitons, angular steering, all-optical processing, liquid crystals, nematicons, OPTICAL SPATIAL SOLITONS, DOPED LIQUID-CRYSTAL, LIGHT VALVES, NONLINEARITY, NONLOCALITY, REORIENTATION, PROPAGATION