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Accession Number ADA564096
Title Exceptional-point Dynamics in Photonic Honeycomb Lattices with PT Symmetry.
Publication Date Jan 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author D. N. Christodoulides H. Ramezani T. Kottos V. Kovanis
Abstract Conical refraction phenomena, i.e., the spreading into a hollow cone of an unpolarized light beam entering a biaxial crystal along its optic axis, are fundamental in classical optics and in mathematical physics. Originally predicted by Hamilton in 1837 and experimentally observed by Lloyd, these phenomena have been intensively studied in recent years by a large community of theorists and experimentalists. The physical origin of the phenomenon is associated with the existence of the legendary diabolical points, which emerge along the axis of intersection of the two shells associated with the wave surface. Around a diabolical point the energy dispersion relation is linear while the direction of the group velocity is not uniquely defined.
Keywords Algebra
Conical bodies
Dispersion relations
Group velocity
Honeycomb structures
Photonic lattice

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
Corporate Author Air Force Research Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Sensors Directorate.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number FA9550-10-1-0561 FA9550-10-1-0433

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