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