Photonics Seminar

Nematonics: from soliton physics to soliton photonics in nematic liquid crystals

prof. Gaetano Assanto

Roma Tre University


Jan. 23, 2020, 12:15 p.m., ul. Pasteura 5, sala 1.02

After a brief introduction on nematicons, optical spatial solitons induced by all-optical reorientation in nematic liquid crystals, I illustrate various intriguing phenomena with potential applications in soft-matter photonics, including controlled refraction and reflection, cavity-less bistability, tailored waveguides, soliton-enhanced random lasing.