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Self-focusing and nematicons in chiral nematic liquid crystals
Author(s): Urszula A. Laudyn; Michal Kwasny; Katarzyna Jaworowicz; Katarzyna A. Rutkowska; Mirosław A. Karpierz
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Paper Abstract

In this work we present the experimental results of measurements of spatial solitons (nematicons) in chiral nematic liquid crystalline film. We measured the propagation of light beam at the distance of few millimeters and the nonlinear selffocusing was observed for a light power of order of few tenths of milliwats. The experimental results are in a good agreement with theoretical predictions.

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Date Published: 20 November 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7141, 16th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 71410F (20 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.822360
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Urszula A. Laudyn, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Michal Kwasny, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Katarzyna Jaworowicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Katarzyna A. Rutkowska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Mirosław A. Karpierz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7141:
16th Polish-Slovak-Czech Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Agnieszka Popiolek-Masajada; Elzbieta Jankowska; Waclaw Urbanczyk, Editor(s)

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