Light self-confinement in planar cells with nematic liquid crystals

M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, C. Umeton, M. A. Karpierz, I. C. Khoo

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Three-dimensional spatial solitons are generated by a linearly-polarized Argon-ion beam in thick planar cells containing prealigned undoped nematic liquid crystals and subject to an externally applied voltage. Self-confinement of the intense beam and guidance of a weak He-Ne probe at a different wavelength but identical polarization are demonstrated with milliwatt powers and over millimeter distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)874-880
Number of pages7
JournalRadiotekhnika i Elektronika
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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