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Soliton interactions in nematic liquid crystals

Rasmusson, M; Bang, Ole; Krolikowski, Wieslaw

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A nonlinear nonlocal model for beam propagation in a liquid crystal is analyzed. Using a perturbative approach interactions between in-phase and out-of-phase solitons is described analytically. Attraction of both in-phase and out-of-phase solitons is predicted. The perturbative approach also predicts the existence of a stable bound state of two out-of-phase solitons. The analytical results are verified by direct numerical simulations.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83341
Source: Proceeding of SPIE Nonlinear Optics Applications Volume 5949
DOI: 10.1117/12.622143

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