Transverse dynamics of nematicons

M. Peccianti, A. Fratalocchi, and G. Assanto

Opt. Express 12, 6524-6529 (2004)


Optical anisotropy plays a fundamental role on light propagation in nematic liquid crystals. With specific reference to nematicons, we investigate the transverse dynamics due to the interplay of nonlinear self-confinement, birefringent walk-off and a bias-dependent transverse index profile.