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In this work we demonstrate the properties of spatial solitary waves in chiral nematic liquid crystalline film. Such self-trapped beams were created due to the optical reorientation nonlinearity for the light power of a few tenths of milliwats at the distances of a few millimeters. Additionally, it is shown that the direction of propagation of such nematicons can be modified by changing the light beam input polarization as well as by applying an external electric field.doi:10.4302/plp.2009.4.05 fatcat:6xgdeqlurvbmnfqd5tox6qip6y