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Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 9;7(1):15188. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-15381-x.

Hybrid Interference Induced Flat Band Localization in Bipartite Optomechanical Lattices.

Wan LL1,2, Lü XY3, Gao JH4,5, Wu Y6,7.

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1
School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China.
2
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China.
3
School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China. xinyoulu@hust.edu.cn.
4
School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China. jinhua@hust.edu.cn.
5
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China. jinhua@hust.edu.cn.
6
School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China. yingwu2@126.com.
7
Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430074, China. yingwu2@126.com.

Abstract

The flat band localization, as an important phenomenon in solid state physics, is fundamentally interesting in the exploration of exotic ground property of many-body system. Here we demonstrate the appearance of a flat band in a general bipartite optomechanical lattice, which could have one or two dimensional framework. Physically, it is induced by the hybrid interference between the photon and phonon modes in optomechanical lattice, which is quite different from the destructive interference resulted from the special geometry structure in the normal lattice (e.g., Lieb lattice). Moreover, this novel flat band is controllable and features a special local density of states (LDOS) pattern, which makes it is detectable in experiments. This work offers an alternative approach to control the flat band localization with optomechanical interaction, which may substantially advance the fields of cavity optomechanics and solid state physics.

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