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Modulation analysis of boundary-induced motion of optical solitary waves in a nematic liquid crystal

Alberucci, Alessandro; Assanto, Gaetano; Buccoliero, Daniel; Desyatnikov, Anton S; Marchant, Timothy; Smyth, Noel F

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We consider the motion of a solitary wave, a nematicon, in a finite cell filled with a nematic liquid crystal. A modulation theory is developed to describe the boundary-induced bouncing of a nematicon in a one-dimensional cell and it is found to give predictions in very good agreement with numerical solutions. The boundary-induced motion is then considered numerically for a two-dimensional cell and a simple extension of the modulation theory from one to two space dimensions is then made, with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60297
Source: Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.79.043816

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