Observation of two-dimensional dynamic localization of light

Alexander Szameit*, Ivan L. Garanovich, Matthias Heinrich, Andrey A. Sukhorukov, Felix Dreisow, Thomas Pertsch, Stefan Nolte, Andreas Tünnermann, Stefano Longhi, Yuri S. Kivshar

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    Abstract

    We report on the first experimental observation of dynamic localization of light in two-dimensional photonic lattices. We demonstrate suppression of beam diffraction in hexagonal lattices created by weakly coupled waveguides with axis bending. We also reveal that this effect is strongly related to dynamic localization in zigzag waveguide arrays with next-nearest neighboring interactions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number223903
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume104
    Issue number22
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010

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