Dirac Equation and Optical Wave Propagation in One Dimension Letter uri icon


  • We show that the propagation of transverse electric (TE) polarized waves in one-dimensional inhomogeneous settings can be written in the form of the Dirac equation in one space dimension with a Lorentz scalar potential, and consequently perform photonic simulations of the Dirac equation in optical structures. In particular, we propose how the zero energy state of the Jackiw–Rebbi model can be generated in an optical set-up by controlling the refractive index landscape, where TE-polarized waves mimic the Dirac particles and the soliton field can be tuned by adjusting the refractive index. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH %26 Co. KGaA, Weinheim

publication date

  • 2018-01-01