Volume 119, Number 1, July 2017
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||15 September 2017|
Non-diffracting states in one-dimensional Floquet photonic topological insulators
1 Institut de Physique de Nice, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS - 06100 Nice, France
2 Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH - Heraklion, Greece
3 Materials Science and Technology Department, University of Crete - 71003, Heraklion, Greece
4 Science Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar - P.O. Box 23874 Doha, Qatar
5 Univ Lyon, ENS de Lyon, Univ Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique F-69342 Lyon, France
Received: 20 March 2017
Accepted: 25 August 2017
One-dimensional laser-written modulated photonic lattices are known to be particularly suitable for diffraction management purposes. Here, we address the connection between discrete non-diffracting states and topological properties in such devices through the experimental observation and identification of three classes of non-diffracting states. The first one corresponds to topologically protected edge states, recently predicted in Floquet topological insulators, while the second and the third are both bulk modes. One of them testifies a topological transition, although presenting topological features different from those of the edge states, while the other one results from specific band structure engineering.
PACS: 42.82.Et – Waveguides, couplers, and arrays / 42.70.Qs – Photonic bandgap materials
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