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Soliton interactions in nematic liquid crystals
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5947, Liquid Crystals: Optics and Applications, 59470W (6 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.622143
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Per Dalgaard Rasmussen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Ole Bang, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Wieslaw Krolikowski, Australian National Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5947:
Liquid Crystals: Optics and Applications
Tomasz R. Wolinski; Marc Warenghem; Shin-Tson Wu, Editor(s)

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