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 publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529107
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: May 1 2011May 6 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period5/1/115/6/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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