Electrically Assisted Self-Confinement and Waveguiding in planar Nematic Liquid Crystal cells

M. Peccianti, A. De Rossi, G. Assanto, A. De Luca, C. Umeton, and I.C. Khoo

Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 7-9 (2000)


We report on spatial soliton formation and self/cross-waveguiding in planar cells containing a nematic liquid crystal in the presence of an externally applied voltage. Self-confinement and cross-induced guidance are demonstrated with an Argon ion laser (514nm) and a Helium-Neon probe (633nm), respectively, over mm lengths and with mW pump powers.