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Countering spatial soliton breakdown in nematic liquid crystals

Jeroen Beeckman UGent, Hamidreza Azarinia UGent and Marc Haelterman (2009) Optics Letters. 34(12). p.1900-1902
abstract
Spatial optical soliton propagation in any material is limited by the losses of the optical beam, which results in beam broadening. In nematic liquid crystals it is possible to tune the magnitude of the nonlinearity by means of a bias voltage. In this work we present the idea of increasing the nonlinearity along the propagation distance by changing the bias voltage. Next to a theoretical analysis, we present experimental proof of the validity of our method. The use of this technique offers a major advantage for optical interconnects because the beam broadening can be reduced over much longer propagation distances.
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journal title
Optics Letters
Opt. Lett.
volume
34
issue
12
pages
1900 - 1902
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000267838400051
JCR category
OPTICS
JCR impact factor
3.059 (2009)
JCR rank
6/68 (2009)
JCR quartile
1 (2009)
ISSN
0146-9592
DOI
10.1364/OL.34.001900
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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699572
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-699572
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2009-06-15 14:09:26
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2009-11-03 10:49:29
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  author       = {Beeckman, Jeroen and Azarinia, Hamidreza and Haelterman, Marc},
  issn         = {0146-9592},
  journal      = {Optics Letters},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {1900--1902},
  title        = {Countering spatial soliton breakdown in nematic liquid crystals},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001900},
  volume       = {34},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Beeckman, Jeroen, Hamidreza Azarinia, and Marc Haelterman. 2009. “Countering Spatial Soliton Breakdown in Nematic Liquid Crystals.” Optics Letters 34 (12): 1900–1902.
APA
Beeckman, J., Azarinia, H., & Haelterman, M. (2009). Countering spatial soliton breakdown in nematic liquid crystals. Optics Letters, 34(12), 1900–1902.
Vancouver
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Beeckman J, Azarinia H, Haelterman M. Countering spatial soliton breakdown in nematic liquid crystals. Optics Letters. 2009;34(12):1900–2.
MLA
Beeckman, Jeroen, Hamidreza Azarinia, and Marc Haelterman. “Countering Spatial Soliton Breakdown in Nematic Liquid Crystals.” Optics Letters 34.12 (2009): 1900–1902. Print.