Abstract

We investigate the attractive interaction between spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals with a tunable nonlinearity and a constant nonlocality. The experimental study, carried out by controlling the orientation of the optic axis via the electro-optic response, shows how the interactions depend on reorientation, in excellent agreement with a model accounting for the anisotropic nature of the dielectric.

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2010 (10)

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[CrossRef]

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G. Assanto, A. Minzoni, N. Smyth, and A. Worthy, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053843 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Assanto, B. Skuse, and N. Smyth, Phys. Rev. A 81, 063811 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. Ye, Y. Kartashov, B. Hu, and L. Torner, Phys. Rev. A 82, 023822 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 694(2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Piccardi, A. Alberucci, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 213904 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Izdebskaya, V. Shvedov, A. Desyatnikov, W. Krolikowski, M. Belic, G. Assanto, and Y. Kivshar, Opt. Express 18, 3258 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. A 82, 023806 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Alberucci and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 35, 2520 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (4)

A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

U. Laudyn, M. Kwasny, and M. Karpierz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

I. C. Khoo, Phys. Rep. 471, 221 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Assanto and M. Karpierz, Liq. Cryst. 36, 1161 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

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

M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (1)

2006 (4)

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 153903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Hu, T. Zhang, Q. Guo, L. Xuan, and S. Lan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 071111 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

C. Rothschild, B. Alfassi, O. Cohen, and M. Segev, Nature Phys. 2, 769 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (3)

2004 (2)

C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 113902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Conti and G. Assanto, in Encyclopedia. of Modern Optics (Elsevier, 2004), Vol.  5.

2003 (2)

Y. Kivshar and G. Agrawal, Optical Solitons (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 2003).

C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 073901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (3)

M. Peccianti, K. Brzadkiewicz, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 27, 1460 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. DeLuca, and C. Umeton, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3335 (2002).
[CrossRef]

O. Bang, W. Krolikowski, J. Wyller, and J. Rasmussen, Phys. Rev. E 66, 046619 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

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

1997 (1)

A. Snyder and D. Mitchell, Science 276, 1538 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

D. Suter and T. Blasberg, Phys. Rev. A 48, 4583 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1986 (1)

1968 (1)

F. Dabby and J. Whinnery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 13, 284 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G.

Y. Kivshar and G. Agrawal, Optical Solitons (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 2003).

Alberucci, A.

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 35, 390 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 694(2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Piccardi, A. Alberucci, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 213904 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. A 82, 023806 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Alberucci and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 35, 2520 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 153903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Alfassi, B.

C. Rothschild, B. Alfassi, O. Cohen, and M. Segev, Nature Phys. 2, 769 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Assanto, G.

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 35, 390 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. Assanto, A. Minzoni, N. Smyth, and A. Worthy, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053843 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Assanto, B. Skuse, and N. Smyth, Phys. Rev. A 81, 063811 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 694(2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Piccardi, A. Alberucci, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 213904 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 35, 2520 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. A 82, 023806 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Y. Izdebskaya, V. Shvedov, A. Desyatnikov, W. Krolikowski, M. Belic, G. Assanto, and Y. Kivshar, Opt. Express 18, 3258 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Assanto and M. Karpierz, Liq. Cryst. 36, 1161 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Fratalocchi, A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 32, 1447 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 153903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 30, 415(2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 113902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Conti and G. Assanto, in Encyclopedia. of Modern Optics (Elsevier, 2004), Vol.  5.

C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 073901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peccianti, K. Brzadkiewicz, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 27, 1460 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. DeLuca, and C. Umeton, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3335 (2002).
[CrossRef]

G. Vitrant, R. Reinisch, J. Paumier, G. Assanto, and G. Stegeman, Opt. Lett. 14, 898 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Bang, O.

O. Bang, W. Krolikowski, J. Wyller, and J. Rasmussen, Phys. Rev. E 66, 046619 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Barak, A.

Y. Lamhot, A. Barak, O. Peleg, and M. Segev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 163906 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Belic, M.

Blasberg, T.

D. Suter and T. Blasberg, Phys. Rev. A 48, 4583 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bortolozzo, U.

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 35, 390 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 694(2010).
[CrossRef]

Brzadkiewicz, K.

Carmon, T.

C. Rotschild, O. Cohen, O. Manela, M. Segev, and T. Carmon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 213904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cohen, O.

C. Rothschild, B. Alfassi, O. Cohen, and M. Segev, Nature Phys. 2, 769 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Rotschild, O. Cohen, O. Manela, M. Segev, and T. Carmon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 213904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Conti, C.

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 30, 415(2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Conti and G. Assanto, in Encyclopedia. of Modern Optics (Elsevier, 2004), Vol.  5.

C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 113902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 073901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. DeLuca, and C. Umeton, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3335 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Coschignano, G.

Dabby, F.

F. Dabby and J. Whinnery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 13, 284 (1968).
[CrossRef]

DeLuca, A.

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

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. DeLuca, and C. Umeton, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3335 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Desyatnikov, A.

Dyadyusha, A.

A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 153903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fratalocchi, A.

Guo, Q.

W. Hu, T. Zhang, Q. Guo, L. Xuan, and S. Lan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 071111 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hu, B.

F. Ye, Y. Kartashov, B. Hu, and L. Torner, Phys. Rev. A 82, 023822 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hu, W.

W. Hu, T. Zhang, Q. Guo, L. Xuan, and S. Lan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 071111 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Izdebskaya, Y.

Kaczmarek, M.

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. A 82, 023806 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 153903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Karpierz, M.

U. Laudyn, M. Kwasny, and M. Karpierz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Assanto and M. Karpierz, Liq. Cryst. 36, 1161 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kartashov, Y.

F. Ye, Y. Kartashov, B. Hu, and L. Torner, Phys. Rev. A 82, 023822 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Khoo, I. C.

I. C. Khoo, Phys. Rep. 471, 221 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kivshar, Y.

Krolikowski, W.

Kwasny, M.

U. Laudyn, M. Kwasny, and M. Karpierz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lamhot, Y.

Y. Lamhot, A. Barak, O. Peleg, and M. Segev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 163906 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lan, S.

W. Hu, T. Zhang, Q. Guo, L. Xuan, and S. Lan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 071111 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Laudyn, U.

U. Laudyn, M. Kwasny, and M. Karpierz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091110 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lucchetti, L.

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

Manela, O.

C. Rotschild, O. Cohen, O. Manela, M. Segev, and T. Carmon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 213904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Minzoni, A.

G. Assanto, A. Minzoni, N. Smyth, and A. Worthy, Phys. Rev. A 82, 053843 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Mitchell, D.

A. Snyder and D. Mitchell, Science 276, 1538 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Paumier, J.

Peccianti, M.

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. A 82, 023806 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti, A. Dyadyusha, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153902 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Fratalocchi, A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 32, 1447 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 153903 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 30, 415(2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 113902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 073901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Peccianti, K. Brzadkiewicz, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 27, 1460 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. Peccianti, C. Conti, G. Assanto, A. DeLuca, and C. Umeton, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3335 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Peleg, O.

Y. Lamhot, A. Barak, O. Peleg, and M. Segev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 163906 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Piccardi, A.

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 35, 390 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 694(2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Piccardi, A. Alberucci, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 213904 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, M. Kaczmarek, and G. Assanto, Phys. Rev. A 82, 023806 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091106 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

A. Fratalocchi, A. Piccardi, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 32, 1447 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rasmussen, J.

O. Bang, W. Krolikowski, J. Wyller, and J. Rasmussen, Phys. Rev. E 66, 046619 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Reinisch, R.

Residori, S.

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, Opt. Lett. 35, 390 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Alberucci, A. Piccardi, U. Bortolozzo, S. Residori, and G. Assanto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 694(2010).
[CrossRef]

Rothschild, C.

C. Rothschild, B. Alfassi, O. Cohen, and M. Segev, Nature Phys. 2, 769 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rotschild, C.

C. Rotschild, O. Cohen, O. Manela, M. Segev, and T. Carmon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 213904 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Segev, M.

Y. Lamhot, A. Barak, O. Peleg, and M. Segev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 163906 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Rothschild, B. Alfassi, O. Cohen, and M. Segev, Nature Phys. 2, 769 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Sketch of the tunable cell (top view) and (b) experimental configuration; E opt indicates the field polarization of the extraordinary beam input. (c) Measured walk-off versus applied bias V L F . (d-e) Acquired evolution of 2 mW beams initially separated by 25 μm in y z for (d)  V L F = 0 V , (e)  V L F = 1.8 V . (f) Interleaving nematicons for d = 25 μm , V L F = 1.8 V and 10 mW power. (g-h) Noninteracting 10 mW nematicons for d = 100 μm , (g)  V L F = 1.0 V and (h)  V L F = 1.8 V .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Simulated nematicon evolution for various powers P at d = 25 μm and θ 0 = 45 ° .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Nematicons propagating for a fixed excitation power, d = 45 μm and various effective nonlinearities: the top (bottom) row corresponds to experiments with 3 mW power (numerics with P = 0.5 mW ).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured z position of the first crossing point (symbols connected by segments) for two 3 mW -beams (a) vs. bias V L F and (b) vs. θ 0 ; the (smooth) solid line in red is the effective n 2 . (c) First crossing point versus separation d for V = 1.8 V ( θ 0 = 45 ° ); solid lines ( P = 0.7 , 1, 1.3 1.7 mW from top to bottom) and dashes with symbols [4, 6, 8, 10 mW from top] are numerical and experimental results, respectively.

Equations (3)

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2 i n e b k 0 [ A z + tan δ b A y ] + D y 2 A y 2 + k 0 2 Δ n e 2 A = 0
y z 2 ψ ( π L ) 2 ψ + γ κ 2 sin [ 2 ( θ 0 + ψ δ b ) ] | A | 2 = 0 ,
A 0 = 2 Z 0 π P κ w 0 { e ( y d / 2 ) 2 / w 0 2 + e i ϕ e ( y + d / 2 ) 2 / w 0 2 } ,

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