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Zener tunneling in two-dimensional photonic lattices

Shchesnovich, Valery; Cavalcanti, Solange; Hickmann, Jandir; Kivshar, Yuri


We discuss the interband light tunneling in a two-dimensional periodic photonic structure, as studied recently in experiments for optically induced photonic lattices [Trompeter et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 053903 (2006)]. We identify the Zener tunneling regime at the crossing of two Bloch bands, which occurs in the generic case of a Bragg reflection when the Bloch index crosses the edge of the irreducible Brillouin zone. Similarly, higher-order Zener tunneling involves four Bloch bands when the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-11-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review E-Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.74.056602


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