Bloch oscillations and Zener tunneling in two-dimensional photonic lattices

Henrike Trompeter, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Dragomir N. Neshev, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Yuri S. Kivshar, Thomas Pertsch, Ulf Peschel, Falk Lederer

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We report on the first experimental observation of photonic Bloch oscillations and Zener tunneling in two-dimensional periodic systems. We study the propagation of an optical beam in a square lattice superimposed on a refractive index ramp. We observe oscillations of the beam inside the first Brilloin zone and tunneling of light from the first to the higher-order bands of the lattice band gap spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053903
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume96
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Trompeter, H., Krolikowski, W., Neshev, D. N., Desyatnikov, A. S., Sukhorukov, A. A., Kivshar, Y. S., ... Lederer, F. (2006). Bloch oscillations and Zener tunneling in two-dimensional photonic lattices. Physical Review Letters, 96(5), [053903]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.053903

Bloch oscillations and Zener tunneling in two-dimensional photonic lattices. / Trompeter, Henrike; Krolikowski, Wieslaw; Neshev, Dragomir N.; Desyatnikov, Anton S.; Sukhorukov, Andrey A.; Kivshar, Yuri S.; Pertsch, Thomas; Peschel, Ulf; Lederer, Falk.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 96, No. 5, 053903, 2006.

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Trompeter, H, Krolikowski, W, Neshev, DN, Desyatnikov, AS, Sukhorukov, AA, Kivshar, YS, Pertsch, T, Peschel, U & Lederer, F 2006, 'Bloch oscillations and Zener tunneling in two-dimensional photonic lattices', Physical Review Letters, vol. 96, no. 5, 053903. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.053903
Trompeter, Henrike ; Krolikowski, Wieslaw ; Neshev, Dragomir N. ; Desyatnikov, Anton S. ; Sukhorukov, Andrey A. ; Kivshar, Yuri S. ; Pertsch, Thomas ; Peschel, Ulf ; Lederer, Falk. / Bloch oscillations and Zener tunneling in two-dimensional photonic lattices. In: Physical Review Letters. 2006 ; Vol. 96, No. 5.
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