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Photonic Zener tunneling

: Trompeter, H.; Peschel, U.; Pertsch, T.; Lederer, F.; Michaelis, D.; Streppel, U.; Bräuer, A.


Optical Society of America -OSA-, Washington/D.C.:
Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2005. Vol.2 : May 22 - 27, 2005, Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, Md., 2005
ISBN: 1-557-52796-2
Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS) <2005, Baltimore/Md.>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IOF ()
optical waveguide; periodic system; waveguide array; bloch oscillation; Zener tunnelling

We experimentally demonstrate photonic Zener-tunneling in waveguide arrays biased by a transverse index gradient. We observe Bloch oscillations and Zener breakdown by monitoring the fluorescence emitted by the guided light during its propagation.