Route to Nonlocality and Observation of Accessible Solitons

C. Conti, M. Peccianti, and G. Assanto

Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 73901-3 (2003)


We develop a general theory of spatial solitons in a liquid crystalline medium exhibiting a nonlinearity with an arbitrary degree of effective nonlocality. The model accounts the observability of accessible solitons and establishes an important link with parametric solitons.