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Spatial solitons in liquid-crystal light valves.

Authors
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  • 1 NooEL-Nonlinear Optics and OptoElectronics Lab, University Roma Tre, CNISM & INFN, Rome, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Optics letters
Publication Date
Volume
34
Issue
6
Pages
737–739
Identifiers
PMID: 19282916
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Liquid-crystal light valves can control the orientation of a nematic layer under the independent or combined action of applied voltage and impinging light intensity; hence, they offer a unique environment for the propagation of spatial optical solitons or nematicons. We demonstrate nematicon excitation, propagation, and steering in photoconductive light valves.

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