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Magnetically controlled negative refraction of solitons in liquid crystals

Shvedov, Vladlen; Izdebskaya, Yana; Sheng, Yan; Krolikowski, Wieslaw

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We demonstrate magnetically controlled refraction of a spatial soliton forming beam at the interface between an isotropic material and a uniaxial nematic liquid crystal, in which the optical axis together with an incident beam can make any desired angles with the interface. Depending on the direction of the applied magnetic field and incident beam angle, the refracted soliton forming beam experiences either positive or negative refraction.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/242626
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.4977432
Access Rights: Open Access

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