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Relativistic physics in waveguide arrays: The Zitterbewegung

: Dreisow, F.; Heinrich, M.; Keil, R.; Tünnermann, A.; Nolte, S.; Longhi, S.; Szameit, A.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO Europe/EQEC 2011). Vol.2 : Munich, Germany, 22 - 26 May 2011
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4577-0533-5
ISBN: 978-1-4577-0532-8
European Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC) <12, 2011, Munich>
European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Europe) <2011, Munich>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IOF ()

We introduce binary waveguide arrays as an optical model system for studying relativistic quantum mechanics. The peculiar Zitterbewegung is observed in femtosecond laser inscribed lattices using waveguide fluorescence microscopy.