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Multimode nematicon waveguides

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


We report on the first (to our knowledge) experimental observation of higher-order modes guided by soliton-induced waveguides in nematic liquid crystals. We find that the nematicon waveguides operate in a bounded power region specific to each guided mode. Below this region, the guided beams diffract; above this region, the mode mixing and coupling give rise to an unstable output.

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Letters


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