Self-oscillating beams in a photonic lattice

Yuce C.

EPL, vol.114, no.6, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1209/0295-5075/114/64001
  • Journal Name: EPL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


We study self-acceleration in a parabolic tight-binding lattice and construct a self-accelerating wave packet in k-space. As opposed to accelerating Airy wave packets in free space, self-acceleration occurs in k-space and this leads to self-oscillation in the lattice. We analytically derived a formula for self-acceleration and perform numerical computation to see such an oscillation for the truncated wave. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2016