Photon band structure in a sagnac fiber-optic ring resonator

R.J.C. Spreeuw, J.P. Woerdman, D. Lenstra

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We show experimentally that propagation of light waves in an effectively rotating fiber-optic ring resonator leads to a photon band structure due to interference of elastically scattered waves. The rotation is simulated by means of a Faraday-active element in the ring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-321
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988


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