Quenching nematicon fluctuations via photo-stabilization


  • Nazanin Karimi Optics Lab, Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology
  • Alessandro Alberucci Optics Lab, Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology
  • Matti Virkki Optics Lab, Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology
  • Arri Priimagi Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Tampere University of Technology
  • Martti Kauranen Optics Lab, Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology
  • Gaetano Assanto University Roma Tre




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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Author Biography

Gaetano Assanto, University Roma Tre

Dept. of Engineering





How to Cite

N. Karimi, A. Alberucci, M. Virkki, A. Priimagi, M. Kauranen, and G. Assanto, “Quenching nematicon fluctuations via photo-stabilization”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 8, no. 1, pp. pp. 2–4, Mar. 2016.