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Propagation of nematicons in unbiased configurations: spiraling solitons

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In this work we present numerical results on the propagation of high power laser beams in nematic liquid crystals. The optical nonlinearity of the liquid crystal gives rise to self-focusing and the generation of spatial optical solitons. We consider only configurations in which no bias voltage is necessary for the generation of the spatial optical soliton. One of the configurations considered here is one where the liquid crystal twists along the thickness of the layer over an angle of 180 degrees . This configuration leads to spiraling solitons when the beam is injected with a certain offset with respect to the middle of the liquid crystal layer. The sign of the initial angle of the beam is depending on the sign of the offset.
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nematicons, unbiased configurations, spiraling solitons, high power laser beams, nematic liquid crystals, optical nonlinearity, spatial optical solitons, self-focusing, liquid crystal layer

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Beeckman, Jeroen, Kristiaan Neyts, Abbas Madani, et al. “Propagation of Nematicons in Unbiased Configurations: Spiraling Solitons.” Proceedings of the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (spie). Ed. Iam Choon Khoo. Vol. 7775. Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE, 2010. Print.
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Beeckman, Jeroen, Neyts, K., Madani, A., Haelterman, M., Henneaux, P., & Vanbrabant, P. (2010). Propagation of nematicons in unbiased configurations: spiraling solitons. In I. C. Khoo (Ed.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE) (Vol. 7775). Presented at the Conference on Liquid Crystals XIV, Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE.
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Beeckman, Jeroen, Kristiaan Neyts, Abbas Madani, Marc Haelterman, Pierre Henneaux, and Pieter Vanbrabant. 2010. “Propagation of Nematicons in Unbiased Configurations: Spiraling Solitons.” In Proceedings of the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (spie), ed. Iam Choon Khoo. Vol. 7775. Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE.
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Beeckman, Jeroen, Kristiaan Neyts, Abbas Madani, Marc Haelterman, Pierre Henneaux, and Pieter Vanbrabant. 2010. “Propagation of Nematicons in Unbiased Configurations: Spiraling Solitons.” In Proceedings of the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (spie), ed. Iam Choon Khoo. Vol. 7775. Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE.
Vancouver
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Beeckman J, Neyts K, Madani A, Haelterman M, Henneaux P, Vanbrabant P. Propagation of nematicons in unbiased configurations: spiraling solitons. In: Khoo IC, editor. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE). Bellingham, WA, USA: SPIE; 2010.
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J. Beeckman, K. Neyts, A. Madani, M. Haelterman, P. Henneaux, and P. Vanbrabant, “Propagation of nematicons in unbiased configurations: spiraling solitons,” in PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE), San Diego, CA, USA, 2010, vol. 7775.
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  abstract     = {In this work we present numerical results on the propagation of high power laser beams in nematic liquid crystals. The optical nonlinearity of the liquid crystal gives rise to self-focusing and the generation of spatial optical solitons. We consider only configurations in which no bias voltage is necessary for the generation of the spatial optical soliton. One of the configurations considered here is one where the liquid crystal twists along the thickness of the layer over an angle of 180 degrees . This configuration leads to spiraling solitons when the beam is injected with a certain offset with respect to the middle of the liquid crystal layer. The sign of the initial angle of the beam is depending on the sign of the offset.},
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  author       = {Beeckman, Jeroen and Neyts, Kristiaan and Madani, Abbas and Haelterman, Marc and Henneaux, Pierre and Vanbrabant, Pieter},
  booktitle    = {PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE)},
  editor       = {Khoo, Iam Choon},
  isbn         = {9780819482716},
  issn         = {0277-786X},
  keywords     = {nematicons,unbiased configurations,spiraling solitons,high power laser beams,nematic liquid crystals,optical nonlinearity,spatial optical solitons,self-focusing,liquid crystal layer},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {San Diego, CA, USA},
  pages        = {7},
  publisher    = {SPIE},
  title        = {Propagation of nematicons in unbiased configurations: spiraling solitons},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.861280},
  volume       = {7775},
  year         = {2010},
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