Optical modulational instability in a nonlocal medium
M. Peccianti, C. Conti, and G. Assanto
Phys. Rev. E 68, 025602 (2003)
Abstract:We report the first observation of modulational instability in nematic
liquid crystals encompassing a nonlocal behavior. The experimental
results are quantitatively compared with the theory revealing the
fundamental features associated to a nonlocal nonlinearity.