Frequency-controlled acceleration of spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals


A. Piccardi, A. Alberucci, O. Buchnev, M. Kaczmarek, I. C. Khoo, and G. Assanto

Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 081112 (2012)

Abstract:

We demonstrate frequency-controlled angular steering of light-induced solitary waveguides using dual frequency nematic liquid crystals. Specially designed comb-shaped electrodes allow the maximization of the in-plane electro-optic angular deviation of the soliton Poynting vector, modulating the resulting walk-off up to an overall deflection of 13 when the frequency of the applied voltage goes from 1 to 100?kHz.