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Routing of spatial solitons by interaction with rod microelectrodes

Izdebskaya, Yana V


We report on what is, to our knowledge, the first experimental observation of spatial soliton interaction with charged conductive microelectrodes in nematic liquid crystals. We show that solitons can undergo voltage-controlled deflection and reflection with a nematicon steering larger than 100° over distances of a few micrometers. Using bias-defined perturbations, we observe reconfigurable soliton geometries with several reflections.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-03-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics letters
DOI: 10.1364/OL.39.001681


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