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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1777–1779

Long-living photonic dipole oscillations in photonic crystals

Gang Wang, Ji Ping Huang, and Kin Wah Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 1777-1779 (2009)

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We investigate the occurrence of photonic dipole oscillations (PDOs) in one-dimensional photonic crystals containing nonlinear composites. Because of the modulation of the graded pump electric fields, optical pulses undergo oscillations inside the curved band structure, analogous to the dipole oscillations in ultracold gases. The implementation of numerical simulations shows that our proposed scheme can produce stable and long-living PDOs. The physical origin is explored to give a clear physical picture. Finally, the tunability of PDOs is discussed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Processing

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2009
Published: June 2, 2009

Gang Wang, Ji Ping Huang, and Kin Wah Yu, "Long-living photonic dipole oscillations in photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 34, 1777-1779 (2009)

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