Flat-band light dynamics in Stub photonic lattices

Bastián Real, Camilo Cantillano, Dany López-González, Alexander Szameit, Masashi Aono, Makoto Naruse, Song Ju Kim, Kai Wang, Rodrigo A. Vicencio*

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    We experimentally study a Stub photonic lattice and excite their localized linear states originated from an isolated Flat Band at the center of the linear spectrum. By exciting these modes in different regions of the lattice, we observe that they do not diffract across the system and remain well trapped after propagating along the crystal. By using their wave nature, we are able to combine - in phase and out of phase - two neighbor states into a coherent superposition. These observations allow us to propose a novel setup for performing three different all-optical logical operations such as OR, AND, and XOR, positioning Flat Band systems as key setups to perform all-optical operations at any level of power.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number15085
    JournalScientific Reports
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


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