Non local incoherent spatial solitons in liquid crystals

K. G. Makris, H. Sarkissian, D. N. Christodoulides, M. Segev, and G. Assanto

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1371-1377 (2005)


We investigate theoretically the properties of spatial partially incoherent solitons in nematic liquid-crystal cells. Following the self-consistent multimode approach, we obtain nonlocal spatial incoherent soliton solutions in such noninstantaneous nonlinear media in closed form. The effect of nonlocality on the coherence properties of these self-trapped states is studied in detail. Pertinent examples are provided.