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Phys Rev Lett. 2003 Aug 15;91(7):073901. Epub 2003 Aug 11.

Route to nonlocality and observation of accessible solitons.

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  • 1NOOEL-Nonlinear Optics and Optoelectronics Lab, National Institute for the Physics of Matter, INFM-Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Rome, Italy.


We develop a general theory of spatial solitons in a liquid crystalline medium exhibiting a nonlinearity with an arbitrary degree of effective nonlocality. The model accounts the observability of accessible solitons and establishes an important link with parametric solitons.

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