Linear and nonlinear light beam propagation in chiral nematic liquid crystal waveguides

Urszula Anna Laudyn, Michał Kwaśny, Paweł Jung, Marek Trippenbach, Gaetano Assanto, Mirosław Karpierz


We employ a thick layer of chiral nematic liquid crystals to demonstrate the evolution of a one-dimensional (1D) higher-order guided mode into a beam self-confined in both transverse dimensions at various wavelengths. We also report the experimental observation of higher-order modes guided by soliton-induced waveguides in chiral nematic liquid crystals.

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