A photonic realization of the Dirac oscillator (DO), i.e., of the relativistic extension of the quantum harmonic oscillator, is proposed for light propagation in fiber Bragg gratings. Transmission spectra clearly show the existence of electron and positron bound states of the DO, corresponding to resonance modes above and below the Bragg frequency, as well as the asymmetry of the energy spectrum for electron and positron branches.
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Fiber Optics and Optical Communications
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 2010
Published: April 15, 2010
S. Longhi, "Photonic realization of the relativistic Dirac oscillator," Opt. Lett. 35, 1302-1304 (2010)