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Bistability with optical beams propagating in a reorientational medium

Bistability with optical beams propagating in a reorientational medium
Bistability with optical beams propagating in a reorientational medium
We investigated bistability with light beams in reorientational nematic liquid crystals. For a range of input powers, beams can propagate as either diffracting or self-trapped, the latter corresponding to spatial solitons. The first-order transition in samples exhibiting abrupt self-focusing with a threshold is in agreement with a simple model.
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Kravets, Nina
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Piccardi, Armando
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Alberucci, Alessandro
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Buchnev, Oleksandr
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Kaczmarek, Malgosia
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Assanto, Gaetano
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Kravets, Nina
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Piccardi, Armando
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Alberucci, Alessandro
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Buchnev, Oleksandr
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Kaczmarek, Malgosia
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Assanto, Gaetano
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Kravets, Nina, Piccardi, Armando, Alberucci, Alessandro, Buchnev, Oleksandr, Kaczmarek, Malgosia and Assanto, Gaetano (2014) Bistability with optical beams propagating in a reorientational medium. Physical Review Letters, 113 (2), 1-5. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.023901). (PMID:25062182)

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Abstract

We investigated bistability with light beams in reorientational nematic liquid crystals. For a range of input powers, beams can propagate as either diffracting or self-trapped, the latter corresponding to spatial solitons. The first-order transition in samples exhibiting abrupt self-focusing with a threshold is in agreement with a simple model.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 7 July 2014
Published date: 11 July 2014
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377319
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Date deposited: 20 May 2015 16:24
Last modified: 10 Dec 2018 17:41

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