Two-Dimensional Spatial Solitons in Nematic Liquid Crystals Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the propagation of spatial solitons in nematic liquid crystals, using the self-similar method. Analytical solutions in the form of self-similar solitons are obtained exactly. We confirm the stability of these solutions by direct numerical simulation, and find that the stable spatial solitons can exist in various forms, such as Gaussian solitons, radially symmetric solitons, multipole solitons, and soliton vortices. 2009 Chinese Physical Society and IOP Publishing Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Zhong, W., Yang, Z., Xie, R., Belic, M., & Chen, G.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Zhong, Wei-Ping||Yang, Zheng-Ping||Xie, Rui-Hua||Belic, Milivoj||Chen, Goong

publication date

  • February 2009