Power-induced evolution and increased dimensionality of nonlinear modes in reorientational soft matter.

Optics letters

PubMedID: 25490478

Laudyn UA, Jung PS, Zegadlo KB, Karpierz MA, Assanto G. Power-induced evolution and increased dimensionality of nonlinear modes in reorientational soft matter. Opt Lett. 2014;39(22):6399-6402.
We demonstrate the evolution of higher order one-dimensional guided modes into two-dimensional solitary waves in a reorientational medium. The observations, carried out at two different wavelengths in chiral nematic liquid crystals, are in good agreement with a simple nonlocal nonlinear model.