Signal readdressing by steering of spatial solitons in bulk Nematic Liquid Crystals

M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto:

Opt. Lett. 26, 1690-1692 (2001)


Fully three-dimensional spatial solitons in bulk nematic liquid crystals form self-consistent waveguides able to confine a weak, collinear co-polarized signal at a different wavelength and with large trapping angles. We use a mW (cw) source to generate a soliton and, upon angular steering, spatially re-address the guided signal.