Observation of Time Reversed Light Propagation by an Exchange of Eigenstates

Wimmer M, Peschel U (2018)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2018

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Book Volume: 8

Article Number: 2125

Journal Issue: 1

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20577-w

Abstract

As time flow dictates all evolution, its effective reversal is a topic of active research in a broad range of disciplines, including acoustics, hydrodynamics and optics. This multifarious set of environments is reflected by a great diversity of approaches to observe various echoes of wave functions. Here, we experimentally demonstrate time reversal of a pulse sequence propagating through a photonic mesh lattice realized by two coupled loops of telecommunication fibres. Our system features a symmetric band structure, which allows for almost perfect reversal of its evolution by exchanging the population between two opposing bands. The protocol applied is based on a non-adiabatic and instantaneous exchange of eigenstates resulting in highly efficient time reversal of a pulse chain.

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APA:

Wimmer, M., & Peschel, U. (2018). Observation of Time Reversed Light Propagation by an Exchange of Eigenstates. Scientific Reports, 8(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20577-w

MLA:

Wimmer, Martin, and Ulf Peschel. "Observation of Time Reversed Light Propagation by an Exchange of Eigenstates." Scientific Reports 8.1 (2018).

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