Spatial solitons carrying phase singularities in nematic liquid crystals

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

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Abstract

We demonstrate self-trapped laser beams carrying optical vortices in nematic liquid crystals. We experimentally observe astigmatic transformations of vortex beams into spiralling dipole azimuthons accompanied by a nontrivial power-dependent charge-flipping of on-axis phase dislocations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011
Pages444-445
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Aug 28 2011Sep 1 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period8/28/119/1/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Izdebskaya, Y. V., Desyatnikov, A. S., Assanto, G., & Kivshar, Y. (2011). Spatial solitons carrying phase singularities in nematic liquid crystals. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2011 (pp. 444-445). (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).