All-optical Landau-Zener tunneling in waveguide arrays

Andrea Fratalocchi*, Gaetano Assanto

*Corresponding author for this work

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We investigate Landau-Zener all-optical tunneling in a voltage-controlled waveguide array realized in undoped nematic liquid crystals. From the material governing equations we derive the original Zener model and demonstrate a novel approach to Floquet-band tunneling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2021-2026
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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