Quenching nematicon fluctuations via photo-stabilization

Nazanin Karimi, Alessandro Alberucci, Matti Virkki, Arri Priimagi, Martti Kauranen, Gaetano Assanto

Abstract


Light localization into optical spatial solitons can be achieved by launching optical beams in nonlocal nonlinear nematic liquid crystals. Such solitons often undergo undesired fluctuations of their trajectories. We demonstrate that partial polymerization in monoacrylate-doped nematic liquid crystals is effective in quenching such fluctuations in transverse space.

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