• Experimental observation of front propagation in a negatively diffractive inhomogeneous Kerr cavity 

      Odent, Vincent; Tlidi, M.; Clerc Gavilán, Marcel; Glorieux, P.; Louvergneaux, E. (American Physical Society, 2014)
      A focusing Kerr Fabry-P´erot cavity operating in a negative diffraction regime exhibits transverse propagating fronts connecting two different nematic liquid crystal molecule average orientations. Under an inhomogeneous spatial ...
    • Optical textures: characterizing spatiotemporal chaos 

      Clerc Gavilán, Marcel; González Cortés, Gregorio; Odent, Vincent; Wilson, Mario (Optical Soc Amer, 2016)
      Macroscopic systems subjected to injection and dissipation of energy can exhibit complex spatiotemporal behaviors as result of dissipative self-organization. Here, we report a one- and two-dimensional pattern forming setup, ...
    • Optical wall dynamics induced by coexistence of monostable and bistable spatial regions 

      Odent, Vincent; Louvergneaux, E.; Clerc Gavilán, Marcel; Andrade Silva, Ignacio (American Physical Society, 2016)
      When nonequilibrium extended homogeneous systems exhibit multistability, it leads to the presence of domain walls between the existing equilibria. Depending on the stability of the steady states, the dynamics differs. Here, ...
    • Zig-zag wall lattice in a nematic liquid crystal with an in-plane switching configuration 

      Andrade Silva, I.; Clerc Gavilán, Marcel; Odent, Vincent (American Physical Society, 2014)
      Liquid crystals displays with tailoring electrodes exhibit complex spatiotemporal dynamics when a large voltage is applied. We report experimental observations of the appearance of a programmable zig-zag lattice using ...