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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 602–605

Edge states in disordered photonic graphene

Julia M. Zeuner, Mikael C. Rechtsman, Stefan Nolte, and Alexander Szameit  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 3, pp. 602-605 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000602


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Abstract

The impact of uncorrelated composite and structural disorder on the edge states of photonic graphene (a honeycomb waveguide lattice) is investigated numerically and experimentally. We find that in the case of structural (off-diagonal) disorder, the chiral symmetry preserves the confinement of the zero-energy edge state in contrast to composite disorder.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(350.1370) Other areas of optics : Berry's phase

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2013
Published: January 28, 2014

Citation
Julia M. Zeuner, Mikael C. Rechtsman, Stefan Nolte, and Alexander Szameit, "Edge states in disordered photonic graphene," Opt. Lett. 39, 602-605 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-3-602


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