Title

PT optical lattices and universality in beam dynamics

Authors

Authors

M. C. Zheng; D. N. Christodoulides; R. Fleischmann;T. Kottos

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. A

Keywords

NON-HERMITIAN HAMILTONIANS; SPONTANEOUS EMISSION; QUANTUM-MECHANICS; REAL SPECTRA; SYMMETRY; LASERS; MODE; Optics; Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical

Abstract

Beam dynamics in synthetic optical media with PT symmetries imposed by a balanced arrangement of gain or loss is investigated. We find that the beam power evolution is insensitive to microscopic details of the system and that it follows three distinct universal laws which depend only on the magnitude of the gain or loss parameter. Our theoretical calculations are confirmed numerically for the experimentally realizable case of a lattice consisting of coupled PT-symmetric dimers

Journal Title

Physical Review A

Volume

82

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4

WOS Identifier

WOS:000280450800001

ISSN

1050-2947

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