Interplay between nonlocality and nonlinearity in nematic liquid crystals

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

Opt. Lett. 30, 415-417 (2005)


Spatial nonlocality has a crucial role in the optical response of bulk liquid crystals. With specific reference to one-dimensional modulation instability, we demonstrate the tuning of transverse nonlocality in the nonlinear response of nematics.