Asymmetric conical diffraction in dislocated edge-centered square lattices. Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate linear and nonlinear evolution dynamics of light beams propagating along a dislocated edge-centered square lattice. The band structure and Brillouin zones of this novel lattice are analyzed analytically and numerically. Asymmetric Dirac cones as well as the corresponding Bloch modes of the lattice are obtained. By adopting the tight-binding approximation, we give an explanation of the asymmetry of Dirac cones. By utilizing the appropriate Bloch modes, linear and nonlinear asymmetric conical diffraction are demonstrated. We find that both the focusing and defocusing nonlinearities can enhance the asymmetry of the conical diffractions.

published proceedings

  • Opt Express

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhong, H., Wang, R., Beli, M. R., Zhang, Y., & Zhang, Y.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Zhong, Hua||Wang, Rong||Belić, Milivoj R||Zhang, Yanpeng||Zhang, Yiqi

publication date

  • March 2019