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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3801–3803

Observation of Bloch-like revivals in semi-infinite Glauber–Fock photonic lattices

Robert Keil, Armando Perez-Leija, Parinaz Aleahmad, Hector Moya-Cessa, Stefan Nolte, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, and Alexander Szameit  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 18, pp. 3801-3803 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003801


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Abstract

We report the first experimental implementation of Glauber–Fock oscillator lattices. Bloch-like revivals are observed in these optical structures in spite of the fact that the photonic array is effectively semi-infinite and the waveguide coupling is not uniform. This behavior is entirely analogous to the dynamics exhibited by a driven quantum harmonic oscillator. Our observations are in excellent agreement to the analytical results obtained in this fully integrable lattice system.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2012
Published: September 7, 2012

Citation
Robert Keil, Armando Perez-Leija, Parinaz Aleahmad, Hector Moya-Cessa, Stefan Nolte, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, and Alexander Szameit, "Observation of Bloch-like revivals in semi-infinite Glauber–Fock photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 37, 3801-3803 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-18-3801


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