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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1920–1922

Bragg-resonance-induced Rabi oscillations in photonic lattices

Valery S. Shchesnovich and Sabino Chávez-Cerda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 13, pp. 1920-1922 (2007)

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We show that propagation of optical beams in periodic lattices induces power oscillations between the Fourier spectrum peaks, with the indices related by the Bragg resonance condition. In the spatial coordinates, this is reflected in the beam position oscillations. A simple resonant theory explains the phenomenon. The effect can be used for controlled generation of the Floquet–Bloch modes in photonic lattices.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2007
Published: June 25, 2007

Valery S. Shchesnovich and Sabino Chávez-Cerda, "Bragg-resonance-induced Rabi oscillations in photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 32, 1920-1922 (2007)

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