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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 2021–2026

All-optical Landau-Zener tunneling in waveguide arrays

Andrea Fratalocchi and Gaetano Assanto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 2021-2026 (2006)

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We investigate Landau-Zener all-optical tunneling in a voltage-controlled waveguide array realized in undoped nematic liquid crystals. From the material governing equations we derive the original Zener model and demonstrate a novel approach to Floquet-band tunneling.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

Andrea Fratalocchi and Gaetano Assanto, "All-optical Landau-Zener tunneling in waveguide arrays," Opt. Express 14, 2021-2026 (2006)

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