Abstract

We discuss the interactions between self-guided light beams and light-induced perturbations in a liquid crystal light valve. The model and data are in perfect agreement.

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Assanto, G.

A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 34, 737 (2009).
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A. Piccardi, G. Assanto, L. Lucchetti, and F. Simoni, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 171104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Alberucci and G. Assanto, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2314 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1287 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Nat. Phys. 2, 737 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Pasquazi, A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 261104 (2005).
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A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Opt. Lett. 30, 1381 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Nature 432, 733 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 26, 1690 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, C. Umeton, and I. C. Khoo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 7 (2000).
[CrossRef]

G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 20, 1595 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bortolozzo, U.

A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 34, 737 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo, and J.-P. Huignard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 203603 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Braat, J. J. M.

Ciattoni, A.

Conti, C.

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Nature 432, 733 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

Crosignani, B.

de Boer, D. K. G.

De Luca, A.

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Opt. Lett. 30, 1381 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Nature 432, 733 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, C. Umeton, and I. C. Khoo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 7 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Di Porto, P.

Dyadyusha, A.

M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Nat. Phys. 2, 737 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Günter, P.

P. Günter and J.-P Huignard, Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications 1 (Springer, 2006).
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Huignard, J.-P

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Huignard, J.-P.

S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo, and J.-P. Huignard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 203603 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Bortolozzo, A. Montina, F. T. Arecchi, J.-P. Huignard, and S. Residori, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 023901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kaczmarek, M.

M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Nat. Phys. 2, 737 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Khoo, I. C.

M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, C. Umeton, and I. C. Khoo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 7 (2000).
[CrossRef]

I. C. Khoo, Phys. Rep. 47, 221 (2009).

Kivshar, Y. S.

Y. S. Kivshar and G. P. Agrawal, Optical Solitons (Academic, 2003).

Ladouceur, F.

A. W. Snyder and F. Ladouceur, Opt. Photon. News 10, 3539 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Lucchetti, L.

A. Piccardi, G. Assanto, L. Lucchetti, and F. Simoni, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 171104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Montina, A.

U. Bortolozzo, A. Montina, F. T. Arecchi, J.-P. Huignard, and S. Residori, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 023901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pasquazi, A.

A. Pasquazi, A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 261104 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Peccianti, M.

M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Nat. Phys. 2, 737 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1287 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Pasquazi, A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 261104 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Opt. Lett. 30, 1381 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Nature 432, 733 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Assanto, M. Peccianti, and C. Conti, Opt. Photonics News 14, 44 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. E 65, 035603(R) (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 26, 1690 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, C. Umeton, and I. C. Khoo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 7 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Piccardi, A.

A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 34, 737 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Piccardi, G. Assanto, L. Lucchetti, and F. Simoni, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 171104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Residori, S.

A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 34, 737 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo, and J.-P. Huignard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 203603 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Bortolozzo, A. Montina, F. T. Arecchi, J.-P. Huignard, and S. Residori, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 023901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Bortolozzo and S. Residori, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 037801 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Residori, Phys. Rep. 416, 201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Segev, M.

G. I. Stegeman and M. Segev, Science 286, 1518 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Serak, S. V.

S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1287 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Simoni, F.

A. Piccardi, G. Assanto, L. Lucchetti, and F. Simoni, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 171104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sluijter, M.

Snyder, A. W.

A. W. Snyder and F. Ladouceur, Opt. Photon. News 10, 3539 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Stegeman, G. I.

G. I. Stegeman and M. Segev, Science 286, 1518 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tabiryan, N. V.

S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1287 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Umeton, C.

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Opt. Lett. 30, 1381 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Nature 432, 733 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, C. Umeton, and I. C. Khoo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 7 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, C. Umeton, and I. C. Khoo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 7 (2000).
[CrossRef]

A. Pasquazi, A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 261104 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Piccardi, G. Assanto, L. Lucchetti, and F. Simoni, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 171104 (2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

S. V. Serak, N. V. Tabiryan, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1287 (2006).
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M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Nat. Phys. 2, 737 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, and C. Umeton, Nature 432, 733 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Opt. Photon. News (1)

A. W. Snyder and F. Ladouceur, Opt. Photon. News 10, 3539 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Photonics News (1)

G. Assanto, M. Peccianti, and C. Conti, Opt. Photonics News 14, 44 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rep. (1)

S. Residori, Phys. Rep. 416, 201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

M. Peccianti and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. E 65, 035603(R) (2002).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

U. Bortolozzo and S. Residori, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 037801 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Bortolozzo, A. Montina, F. T. Arecchi, J.-P. Huignard, and S. Residori, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 023901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo, and J.-P. Huignard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 203603 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science (1)

G. I. Stegeman and M. Segev, Science 286, 1518 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

Y. S. Kivshar and G. P. Agrawal, Optical Solitons (Academic, 2003).

I. C. Khoo, Phys. Rep. 47, 221 (2009).

P. Günter and J.-P Huignard, Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications 1 (Springer, 2006).
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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Top view of an LCLV in the absence of a control beam and with V bias = 0 V ; the nematicon propagates along s at walk-off δ 0 with respect to k z . (b) Elevation and azimuth of the director n ̂ in x y z . (c) Top and (d) side views of an LCLV with a flat-top round control beam of intensity I c ( y , z ) and a soliton launched in x = L 2 with k z . (c) and (d) show the projections of the moving reference ξ ψ ζ along the soliton (displayed in the output section). The (blue) arrows indicate the director distribution.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Nematicon deflected by a light-induced circular defect at y c = 110 μ m , z c = 800 μ m with radius 50 μ m . (b) As in (a) with an elliptical defect (axes are 1550 and 200 μ m long, respectively) located in y c = 30 μ m , z c = 900 μ m . The (green) contours represent the induced profiles; dashed (blue) curves are calculated soliton trajectories. (c) Defect cross section along y in x = L 2 , due to the control beam (green dashes) in (a) 3D-computed (blue dots) and approximated ( σ = 11 μ m and R fit = 30 μ m , red solid curve) responses in reorientation θ. (d) Defect cross section along x due to the spot in (a): calculated 3D (solid curves) and approximated profiles (dashes) versus x at various distances from the spot axis: y y c = 0 (blue), 60 (green), 80 (red), 100 μ m (cyan) from top to bottom.

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Table 1 Coefficients D in Eq. (3)

Equations (6)

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2 θ V c + κ sin ( 2 θ V c ) E LF 2 = 0 ,
1 ε ξ ξ T [ T ( ε T E T ) ] + T ( T E T ) 2 E T = k 0 2 ε T E T ,
T 2 E ξ ε ξ ξ ε 2 E ξ ξ 2 = k 0 2 ε ξ ξ E ξ ,
D ψ ζ D ζ 2 E t ψ ζ + 2 E t ζ 2 + 2 i n e ( 0 ) k 0 [ E t ζ + D ψ ζ 2 D ζ E t ψ ] + 1 D ζ 2 E t ξ 2 + D ψ D ζ 2 E t ψ 2 + k 0 2 Δ n e 2 E t = 0 ,
F = 2 k 0 2 [ ( n e n e ξ ) ξ ̂ + ( n e n e ψ ) ψ ̂ + ( ( n e ( 0 ) ) 2 tan δ ( 0 ) ζ ) ψ ̂ ] ,
2 k 0 2 ( n e ( 0 ) ) 2 d 2 r ¯ b d ζ 2 = | F | r b = r ¯ b .

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