Title

Unidirectional nonlinear PT-symmetric optical structures

Authors

Authors

H. Ramezani; T. Kottos; R. El-Ganainy;D. N. Christodoulides

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. A

Keywords

NON-HERMITIAN HAMILTONIANS; WAVE-GUIDE; BROWNIAN MOTORS; DIODE; SPECTRA; Optics; Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical

Abstract

We show that nonlinear optical structures involving a balanced gain-loss profile can act as unidirectional optical valves. This is made possible by exploiting the interplay between the fundamental symmetries of parity (P) and time (T), with optical nonlinear effects. This unidirectional dynamics is specifically demonstrated for the case of an integrable PT-symmetric nonlinear system.

Journal Title

Physical Review A

Volume

82

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

6

WOS Identifier

WOS:000282506200006

ISSN

1050-2947

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