Effective magnetic field for photons based on the magneto-optical effect

Kejie Fang, Shanhui Fan

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We propose to create an effective magnetic field for photons in photonic crystal resonator lattices using the magneto-optical effect. The inter-resonator coupling is mediated by magneto-optical waveguides or magneto-optical resonators, and thus the coupling between the nearest-neighbor photonic crystal resonators acquire a direction-dependent phase. The effective magnetic field can be realized with a proper choice of the spatial distribution of such a direction-dependent phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043847
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 31 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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