Modulation of the photonic band structure topology of a honeycomb lattice in an atomic vapor Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Elsevier Inc.. In an atomic vapor, a honeycomb lattice can be constructed by utilizing the three-beam interference method. In the method, the interference of the three beams splits the dressed energy level periodically, forming a periodic refractive index modulation with the honeycomb profile. The energy band topology of the honeycomb lattice can be modulated by frequency detunings, thereby affecting the appearance (and disappearance) of Dirac points and cones in the momentum space. This effect can be usefully exploited for the generation and manipulation of topological insulators.

published proceedings

  • Annals of Physics

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Y., Liu, X., Beli, M. R., Wu, Z., & Zhang, Y.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Yiqi||Liu, Xing||Belić, Milivoj R||Wu, Zhenkun||Zhang, Yanpeng

publication date

  • December 2015