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Vortex solitons and charge flipping in nematic liquid crystals

Izdebskaya, Yana; Desyatnikov, Anton S; Assanto, Gaetano; Kivshar, Yuri

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Spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals, or nematicons [1], provide an exciting opportunity to test theoretical predictions for unusual dynamics and stability of various nonlocal vortex solitons. Although spiraling of two nematicons was demonstrated earlier [2], the dynamics of optical beams carrying phase singularities in nematics were never explored before.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55976
Source: European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) 2011
DOI: 10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5942698

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