Vortex solitons and charge flipping in nematic liquid crystals

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2011

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

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European Physical Society

Abstract

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.

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Keywords: Charge flipping; Nematicons; Nematics; Nonlocal; Optical beams; Phase singularities; Spatial solitons; Theoretical prediction; Vortex solitons; Crystals; Electron optics; Liquid lasers; Optics; Quantum electronics; Solitons; Vortex flow; Nematic liquid cr

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European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO/Europe) 2011

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Conference paper

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10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5942698

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2037-12-31