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Observation of optical Shockley-like surface states in photonic superlattices

TitleObservation of optical Shockley-like surface states in photonic superlattices
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsN. Malkova, I. Hromada, X. Wang, G. W. Bryant, and Z. Chen
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Pagination1633
Date Publishedmay
ISSN0146-9592
Keywords2009, integrated optics, Nonlinear optics, Nonlinear optics at surfaces, Pulse propagation and temporal solitons, transverse effects in
Abstract

We provide what we believe to be the first experimental demonstration of linear Shockley-like surface states in an optically induced semi-infinite photonic superlattice. Such surface states appear only when the induced superlattice consisting of alternating strong and weak bonds is terminated properly at the surface. Our experimental results are in good agreement with our theoretical analysis.

URLhttp://ol.osa.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-11-1633

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