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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1510–1512

Realization of Dirac point with double cones in optics

Li-Gang Wang, Zhi-Guo Wang, Jun-Xiang Zhang, and Shi-Yao Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 10, pp. 1510-1512 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001510


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Abstract

The Dirac point (DP) with a double-cone structure for optical fields can be realized in optically homogenous media. The condition for the realization of DP in optical systems is the varying of refractive index from negative to zero and then to positive. Our analysis verify that, similar to electrons in graphene, the light field near DP possesses of the pseudodiffusive property obeying the 1 L scaling law, where L is the propagation distance inside the media.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2009
Published: May 5, 2009

Citation
Li-Gang Wang, Zhi-Guo Wang, Jun-Xiang Zhang, and Shi-Yao Zhu, "Realization of Dirac point with double cones in optics," Opt. Lett. 34, 1510-1512 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-10-1510


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