Optical tachyons, broken PT-symmetry, and strain effects in photonic graphene

Alexander Szameit, Mikael C. Rechtsman, Omri Bahat-Treidel, Mordechai Segev

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Abstract

We demonstrate that optical tachyons, particles that travel faster than the speed of light, can be generated by PT-symmetry breaking in photonic graphene. We further show that the PT-symmetry can be restored via strain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Subtitle of host publicationLaser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011

Publication series

Name2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011

Other

Other2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/1/115/6/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Szameit, A., Rechtsman, M. C., Bahat-Treidel, O., & Segev, M. (2011). Optical tachyons, broken PT-symmetry, and strain effects in photonic graphene. In 2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011 [5951400] (2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Laser Science to Photonic Applications, CLEO 2011).