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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2009
  • pp: 458–460

Rectification of light refraction in curved waveguide arrays

Stefano Longhi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 458-460 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000458


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Abstract

An “optical ratchet” for discretized light in photonic lattices, which enables observing rectification of light refraction at any input beam conditions, is theoretically presented, and a possible experimental implementation based on periodically curved zigzag waveguide arrays is proposed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.1600) General : Classical and quantum physics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2009
Published: February 10, 2009

Citation
Stefano Longhi, "Rectification of light refraction in curved waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 34, 458-460 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-4-458

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