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Spatial fluctuations of optical solitons due to long-range correlated dielectric perturbations in liquid crystals

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Starting from the de Gennes theory of director fluctuations in nematics, we report on a model of the spatial fluctuations in nematicon propagation. We demonstrate that, when the long-range correlation that characterizes nematic liquid crystals is taken into account in the thermal noise, it is possible to account for the spatial oscillations and propagation losses experienced by nematicons. Increasing the power of the nematicon, the oscillation amplitudes increase and the propagation losses de...

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10.1103/PhysRevA.96.031803

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Oxford college:
St John's College
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Fonds David et Alice Van Buuren More from this funder
Fondation Philippe Wiener - Maurice Anspach More from this funder
Fund for Research Training in Industry and Agriculture More from this funder
Fondation Jaumotte-Demoulin More from this funder
Publisher:
American Physical Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Physical Review A Journal website
Volume:
96
Issue:
3
Pages:
1-6
Publication date:
2017-09-29
Acceptance date:
2017-09-16
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EISSN:
2469-9934
ISSN:
2469-9926
Source identifiers:
738327
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pubs:738327
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uuid:c30c1876-a52c-4cb8-a800-dbed50984b97
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pubs:738327
Deposit date:
2018-01-19

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