Supersymmetric Optical Structures
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Phys. Rev. Lett.
QUANTUM-MECHANICS; OPTIMIZATION; Physics, Multidisciplinary
We show that supersymmetry can provide a versatile platform in synthesizing a new class of optical structures with desired properties and functionalities. By exploiting the intimate relationship between superpatners, one can systematically construct index potentials capable of exhibiting the same scattering and guided wave characteristics. In particular, in the Helmholtz regime, we demonstrate that one-dimensional supersymmetric pairs display identical reflectivities and transmittivities for any angle of incidence. Optical supersymmetry is then extended to two-dimensional systems where a link between specific azimuthal mode subsets is established. Finally, we explore supersymmetric photonic lattices where discreteness can be utilized to design lossless integrated mode filtering arrangements.
Physical Review Letters
"Supersymmetric Optical Structures" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4415.