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Title: Nematicons deflection through interaction with disclination lines in chiral nematic liquid crystals

In this work, we study experimentally the interaction of spatial optical soliton in chiral nematic liquid crystals with disclination line created in a wedge shaped cell. We show that in most cases the self-confined beam preserves this interaction. We demonstrate that this interaction can be employed for efficient bending of the soliton trajectory, as a result of reflection and refraction.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa, 75, 00-662 Warsaw (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253938
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 103; Journal Issue: 22; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; BEAMS; INTERACTIONS; LIQUID CRYSTALS; REFLECTION; REFRACTION; SOLITONS