Non-Hermitian Floquet invisibility
Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano - Piazza L. da Vinci 32, I-20133 Milano, Italy and Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnlogie del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, sezione di Milano Piazza L. da Vinci 32, I-20133 Milano, Italy
Received: 29 November 2016
Accepted: 30 January 2017
Wave transport and scattering in open systems can be profoundly affected by non-Hermitian dynamics. In this work we consider wave scattering in a one-dimensional tight-binding lattice with a low-frequency harmonically vibrating complex site potential. Floquet scattering is shown to be suppressed in a range of the spectral lattice band, which is limited by a singularity in the spectral transmission/reflection amplitudes for inelastic scattering channels. Invisibility over the entire spectral band is found when the singularity is pushed at the edge of the Brillouin zone, which requires a modulation frequency larger than the width of the tight-binding lattice band. Remarkably, invisibility is found to persist for multiple oscillating lattice impurities.
PACS: 03.65.Nk – Scattering theory / 03.65.-w – Quantum mechanics / 73.23.-b – Electronic transport in mesoscopic systems
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