We excite spatial solitons by reorientational nonlinearity of the nematic liquid crystals, using a photoconductive light valve to implement an external light-driven control of their trajectories. Control spots provide deviations of the solitons and allow implementing various routing operations. We demonstrate 2-bit (4-output) and 3-bit (8-output) spatial demultiplexers and a continuously adjustable X/Y power-dependent junction.

Piccardi, A., Alberucci, A., Bortolozzo, U., Residori, S., Assanto, G. (2010). Readdressable Interconnects With Spatial Soliton Waveguides in Liquid Crystal Light Valves. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 22(10), 694-696 [10.1109/LPT.2010.2043730].

Readdressable Interconnects With Spatial Soliton Waveguides in Liquid Crystal Light Valves

ASSANTO, GAETANO
2010-01-01

Abstract

We excite spatial solitons by reorientational nonlinearity of the nematic liquid crystals, using a photoconductive light valve to implement an external light-driven control of their trajectories. Control spots provide deviations of the solitons and allow implementing various routing operations. We demonstrate 2-bit (4-output) and 3-bit (8-output) spatial demultiplexers and a continuously adjustable X/Y power-dependent junction.
2010
Piccardi, A., Alberucci, A., Bortolozzo, U., Residori, S., Assanto, G. (2010). Readdressable Interconnects With Spatial Soliton Waveguides in Liquid Crystal Light Valves. IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, 22(10), 694-696 [10.1109/LPT.2010.2043730].
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