Generating Lieb and super-honeycomb lattices by employing the fractional Talbot effect Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2019 Optical Society of America. We demonstrate a novel method for producing optically induced Lieb and super-honeycomb lattices, by employing the fractional Talbot effect of specific periodic beam structures. Our numerical and analytical results display the generation of Lieb and super-honeycomb lattices at fractional Talbot lengths effectively and with high beam quality. By adjusting the initial phase shifts of the interfering beams, the incident periodic beam structures, as well as the lattices with broken inversion symmetry, can be constructed in situ. This research suggests not only a possible practical utilization of the Talbot effect in the production of novel optically induced lattices but also in the studies of related optical topological phenomena.

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  • 2.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhong, H., Zhang, Y., Belić, M. R., & Zhang, Y.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • March 2019