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


  • Urszula Anna Laudyn Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics
  • Michał Kwaśny Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics
  • Paweł Jung Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Physics
  • Marek Trippenbach Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
  • Gaetano Assanto 3Optics Lab, Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology; 4NooEL?Nonlinear Optics and OptoElectronics Lab, University of Rome
  • Mirosław Karpierz 1Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University of Technology



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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How to Cite

U. A. Laudyn, M. Kwaśny, P. Jung, M. Trippenbach, G. Assanto, and M. Karpierz, “Linear and nonlinear light beam propagation in chiral nematic liquid crystal waveguides”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 8, no. 1, pp. pp. 11–13, Mar. 2016.