In optical experiments one-sided reflectionless (ORL) and coherent perfect absorption (CPA) are unusual scattering properties yet fascinating for their fundamental aspects and for their practical interest. Although these two concepts have so far remained separated from each other, we prove that the two phenomena are indeed strictly connected. We show that a CPA-ORL connection exists between pairs of points lying along lines close to each other in the 3D space-parameters of a realistic lossy atomic photonic crystal. The connection is expected to be a generic feature of wave scattering in non-Hermitian optical media encompassing, as a particular case, wave scattering in parity-time (PT) symmetric media.
|Titolo:||Coherent perfect absorption in one-sided reflectionless media|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Parole Chiave:||coherent perfect absorption; reflectionless media; non-Hermitian optics; parity-time symmetry; photonic crystal|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep35356|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|