Discrete optics in liquid crystalline lattices

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

LEOS Newslett. 2, 11-16 (2007)


Nematic liquid crystals (NLC) offer attractive possibilities for investigating nonlinear optics, as well as for developing novel generations of integrated all-optical circuits in guided-wave formats. We review ourrecent activity in discrete photonic lattices in NLC, reporting on nonlinear localized waves and describing some of their properties and applications.