One-dimensional transverse modulational instability in nonlocal media with a reorientational nonlinearity

, , and . IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10 (5): 862--869 (2004)


Transverse modulational instability is investigated in undoped nematic liquid crystals, a highly nonlocal material system encompassing a reorientational nonlinear response. Using an elliptic Gaussian excitation, we observe the one-dimensional development of transverse patterns eventually leading to beam breakup, filamentation, and spatial solitons, both in the cases of spatially coherent and partially incoherent excitations.

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