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Opt Lett. 2006 Mar 15;31(6):790-2.

Optically induced zener tunneling in one-dimensional lattices.

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Nonlinear Optics and OptoElectronics Labs, Department of Electronic Engineering and Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, Università Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146, Rome, Italy.


We investigate Landau-Zener tunneling in one-dimensional liquid crystalline waveguide arrays by all-optical impression of acceleration with an additional beam. We derive the Zener model from the governing equations and demonstrate a novel approach to Floquet-Bloch band tunneling.


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