Dissipative self-confined optical beams in doped nematic liquid crystals

A. Alberucci and G. Assanto

J. Nonl. Opt. Phys. & Mat. 16, 295-305 (2007)


We study light localization in nonlinear non-local nematic liquid crystals capable of optical gain. We address the role of optical amplification on nonlinear beam propagation, considering various forms of gain and configurations.