Parity-time (PT)-symmetric optical microcavities

Bo Peng, Sahin Ozdemir, Shanhui Fan, Franco Nori, Mariagiovanna Gianfreda, Carl M. Bender, Lan Yang

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We report the first demonstration of PT-symmetry and its breaking in a system of two directly-coupled on-chip whispering-gallery-mode microresonators[1]. We observed strong nonreciprocity due to strong-field localization and enhanced nonlinearity in the broken PTsymmetry phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2014
PublisherOptical Society of American (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529992
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2014 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Peng, B., Ozdemir, S., Fan, S., Nori, F., Gianfreda, M., Bender, C. M., & Yang, L. (2014). Parity-time (PT)-symmetric optical microcavities. In CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2014 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of American (OSA).