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  • 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)

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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

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

Stefano Longhi, "Rectification of light refraction in curved waveguide arrays," Opt. Lett. 34, 458-460 (2009)

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