Strain-induced band gap and effective magnetic field in photonic crystals

Mikael C. Rechtsman, Alexander Szameit, Mordechai Segev

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Abstract

We show that a certain inhomogeneous strain induces an effective magnetic field in photonic crystals that have Dirac points. The magnetic field induces highly degenerate Landau levels and band gaps in between them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2012
StatePublished - 2012
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2012 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 6 2012May 11 2012

Other

OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period5/6/125/11/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Rechtsman, M. C., Szameit, A., & Segev, M. (2012). Strain-induced band gap and effective magnetic field in photonic crystals. In Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2012