Nonspecular total internal reflection of spatial solitons at the interface between highly birefringent media
M. Peccianti, G. Assanto, A. Dyadyusha, and M. Kaczmarek
Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 113902 (2007)
Abstract:We investigate total internal reflection of nonlocal spatial optical solitons at the interface between two differently oriented regions of a highly birefringent nematic liquid crystal. The solitons survive the interaction with an induced index mismatch and undergo nonspecular reflection, with an emerging angle differing appreciably from the incidence angle.