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Rashba effective spin-orbit coupling in photonic lattices

 
: Plotnik, Y.; Rechtsman, M.C.; Stützer, S.; Lumer, Y.; Nolte, Stefan; Szameit, A.; Segev, M.

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Optical Society of America -OSA-, Washington/D.C.:
CLEO: Science and Innovations 2014. Proceedings : 8.-13.6.2014, San Jose, Ca, United States
Washington, DC: OSA, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-55752-999-2
Paper FF2D.2
Conference "CLEO - Science and Innovations" <2014, San Jose/Calif.>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IOF ()
breaking of inversion symmetries; counterpropagating; photonic lattice; rashba effects; spin-orbit couplings

Abstract
We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally the Rashba effect using light in two "counterpropagating" photonic lattices. We observe breaking of inversion symmetry in the resulting band structure.

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