Optically induced Zener tunneling in one-dimensional lattices

Andrea Fratalocchi, Gaetano Assanto, Kasia A. Brzdakiewicz, Mirek A. Karpierz

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We investigate Landau–Zener tunneling in one-dimensional liquid crystalline waveguide arrays by alloptical impression of acceleration with an additional beam. We derive the Zener model from the governing equations and demonstrate a novel approach to Floquet–Bloch band tunneling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)790-792
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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