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Nonlinear shift of spatial solitons at a graded dielectric interface

Nonlinear shift of spatial solitons at a graded dielectric interface
Nonlinear shift of spatial solitons at a graded dielectric interface
We investigate total internal reflection of optical spatial solitons at the interface between two regions of nematic liquid crystals with different optical densities. Due to nonlinear molecular reorientation, the solitons experience a penetration depth, hence, a lateral shift that depends on the excitation, with lateral shifts from 0.7 to 1.2 mm as input powers increased from 1.6 to 9.3 mW.
0146-9592
271-273
Peccianti, Marco
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Assanto, Gaetano
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Dyadyusha, Andriy
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Kaczmarek, Malgosia
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Peccianti, Marco
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Assanto, Gaetano
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Dyadyusha, Andriy
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Kaczmarek, Malgosia
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Peccianti, Marco, Assanto, Gaetano, Dyadyusha, Andriy and Kaczmarek, Malgosia (2007) Nonlinear shift of spatial solitons at a graded dielectric interface. Optics Letters, 32 (3), 271-273. (doi:10.1364/OL.32.000271).

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We investigate total internal reflection of optical spatial solitons at the interface between two regions of nematic liquid crystals with different optical densities. Due to nonlinear molecular reorientation, the solitons experience a penetration depth, hence, a lateral shift that depends on the excitation, with lateral shifts from 0.7 to 1.2 mm as input powers increased from 1.6 to 9.3 mW.

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Published date: 12 January 2007

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Local EPrints ID: 57534
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57534
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: c96024a3-6cde-4ed3-8724-e655dd04890b

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Date deposited: 13 Aug 2008
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 10:05

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Author: Marco Peccianti
Author: Gaetano Assanto
Author: Andriy Dyadyusha

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