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Photonic band structure of two-dimensional atomic lattices

Physical Review A, American Physical Society (APS), ISSN 2469-9926

Volume 96, 6, 2017

DOI:10.1103/physreva.96.063801, Dimensions: pub.1093159442,


Perczel, J. (1) (2)
Borregaard, J. (2) (3)
Pichler, H. (2) (5)
Yelin, S. F. (2) (6)
Zoller, P. (7) (8)



  1. (1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, grid.116068.8
  2. (2) Harvard University, grid.38142.3c
  3. (3) University of Copenhagen, grid.5254.6, KU
  4. (4) Institute of Photonic Sciences, grid.5853.b
  5. (5) Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, grid.455754.2
  6. (6) University of Connecticut, grid.63054.34
  7. (7) Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Innsbruck, grid.475467.3
  8. (8) University of Innsbruck, grid.5771.4


Two-dimensional atomic arrays exhibit a number of intriguing quantum optical phenomena, including subradiance, nearly perfect reflection of radiation, and long-lived topological edge states. Studies of emission and scattering of photons in such lattices require complete treatment of the radiation pattern from individual atoms, including long-range interactions. We describe a systematic approach to perform the calculations of collective energy shifts and decay rates in the presence of such long-range interactions for arbitrary two-dimensional atomic lattices. As applications of our method, we investigate the topological properties of atomic lattices both in free space and near plasmonic surfaces.


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