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Spatial solitons carrying phase singularities in nematic liquid crystals

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


We demonstrate self-trapped laser beams carrying optical vortices in nematic liquid crystals. We experimentally observe astigmatic transformations of vortex beams into spiralling dipole azimuthons accompanied by a nontrivial power-dependent charge-flipping of on-axis phase dislocations.

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Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the International Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim 2011
DOI: 10.1109/IQEC-CLEO.2011.6194139


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