Resonant Zener tunneling in two-dimensional periodic photonic lattices

Anton S. Desyatnikov, Yuri S. Kivshar, Valery S. Shchesnovich, Solange B. Cavalcanti, Jandir M. Hickmann

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Abstract

We study Zener tunneling in two-dimensional photonic lattices and derive, for the case of hexagonal symmetry, the generalized Landau-Zener-Majorana model describing resonant interaction between high-symmetry points of the photonic spectral bands. We demonstrate that this effect can be employed for the generation of Floquet-Bloch modes and verify the model by direct numerical simulations of the tunneling effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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