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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 25619–25631

Ultrabroadband nonreciprocal transverse energy flow of light in linear passive photonic circuits

Keyu Xia, M. Alamri, and M. Suhail Zubairy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 25619-25631 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.025619


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Abstract

Using a technique, analogous to coherent population trapping in an atomic system, we propose schemes to create transverse light propagation violating left-right symmetry in a photonic circuit consisting of three coupled waveguides. The frequency windows for the symmetry breaking of the left-right energy flow span over 80 nm. Our proposed system only uses linear passive optical materials and is easy to integrate on a chip.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(130.2755) Integrated optics : Glass waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

Citation
Keyu Xia, M. Alamri, and M. Suhail Zubairy, "Ultrabroadband nonreciprocal transverse energy flow of light in linear passive photonic circuits," Opt. Express 21, 25619-25631 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-22-25619


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