Multimode nematicon waveguides

Yana V. Izdebskaya, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Gaetano Assanto, Yuri S. Kivshar

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We report on the first (to our knowledge) experimental observation of higher-order modes guided by soliton-induced waveguides in nematic liquid crystals. We find that the nematicon waveguides operate in a bounded power region specific to each guided mode. Below this region, the guided beams diffract; above this region, the mode mixing and coupling give rise to an unstable output.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-186
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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