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.
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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