Band gaps in amorphous photonic lattices

Mikael Rechtsman, Alexander Szameit, Felix Dreisow, Matthias Heinrich, Robert Keil, Stefan Nolte, Mordechai Segev

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We present, theoretically and experimentally, amorphous photonic lattices exhibiting band gap and negative effective mass, yet lacking Bragg diffraction. Here, bands comprise of Anderson states, but defect states residing in the gap are always more localized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010
StatePublished - 2010
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 21 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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