Edge states in disordered photonic graphene

Julia M. Zeuner, Mikael C. Rechtsman, Stefan Nolte, Alexander Szameit

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The impact of uncorrelated composite and structural disorder on the edge states of photonic graphene (a honeycomb waveguide lattice) is investigated numerically and experimentally. We find that in the case of structural (offdiagonal) disorder, the chiral symmetry preserves the confinement of the zero-energy edge state in contrast to composite disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-605
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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