Quantum physics inspired optical effects in tight-binding lattices: Phase-controlled photonic transport Academic Article uri icon


  • A theoretical proposal for photonic transport in an array of waveguides is presented. By coupling phase-displaced inputs into adjacent waveguides, and calculating the expectation value of the position space operator, we demonstrate directed motion in this system. The one-way photonic transport arises from interferences due to the phase differences in the inputs to the waveguides. 2011 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review B

author list (cited authors)

  • Thompson, C., Vemuri, G., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Thompson, Clinton||Vemuri, Gautam||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • December 2011