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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3252–3254

Observation of coherent destruction of tunneling and unusual beam dynamics due to negative coupling in three-dimensional photonic lattices

Peng Zhang, Nikolaos K. Efremidis, Alexandra Miller, Yi Hu, and Zhigang Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 19, pp. 3252-3254 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003252


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Abstract

We demonstrate coherent destruction of tunneling (CDT) in optically induced three-dimensional photonic lattices. By fine-tuning the lattice modulation, we show unusual behavior of beam propagation, including light tunneling inhibition, anomalous diffraction, and negative refraction mediated by zero or negative coupling in the waveguide arrays. Image transmission based on CDT is also proposed and demonstrated. Our experimental results are in good agreement with our theoretical analyses.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: July 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2010
Published: September 24, 2010

Citation
Peng Zhang, Nikolaos K. Efremidis, Alexandra Miller, Yi Hu, and Zhigang Chen, "Observation of coherent destruction of tunneling and unusual beam dynamics due to negative coupling in three-dimensional photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 35, 3252-3254 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-19-3252

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