Title

Supersymmetric mode converters

Authors

Authors

M. Heinrich; M. A. Miri; S. Stutzer; R. El-Ganainy; S. Nolte; A. Szameit;D. N. Christodoulides

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Nat. Commun.

Keywords

TRANSFORMATION OPTICS; WAVE-GUIDES; FIBER; LOCALIZATION; TRANSMISSION; LATTICES; Multidisciplinary Sciences

Abstract

Originally developed in the context of quantum field theory, the concept of supersymmetry can be used to systematically design a new class of optical structures. In this work, we demonstrate how key features arising from optical supersymmetry can be exploited to control the flow of light for mode-division multiplexing applications. Superpartner configurations are experimentally realized in coupled optical networks, and the corresponding light dynamics in such systems are directly observed. We show that supersymmetry can be judiciously used to remove the fundamental mode of a multimode optical structure while establishing global phase-matching conditions for the remaining set of modes. Along these lines, supersymmetry may serve as a promising platform for versatile optical components with desirable properties and functionalities.

Journal Title

Nature Communications

Volume

5

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

7

WOS Identifier

WOS:000335222300001

ISSN

2041-1723

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