Possibility of discrete beam propagation in chiral nematic liquid crystals
AbstractThis work presents an experimental and theoretical analysis of beam propagation in multiple layers formed by chiral nematic liquid crystal. Depending on structure parameters light can be guided in a single layer or propagate in a matrix of coupled layers in a discrete way. It is also shown that the nonlinear behavior leads to creation of spatial solitons (nematicons) in both discrete and single-layer configurations.
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How to Cite
M. Kwaśny, U. A. Laudyn, P. Jung, and M. A. Karpierz, “Possibility of discrete beam propagation in chiral nematic liquid crystals”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 1, no. 4, pp. pp. 160–162, Dec. 2009.