Abstract

We show that the Kapitza–Dirac effect may be modeled by classical light propagation in photonic lattices having a square power law for the refraction index coefficient. The dynamics is shown to be fully soluble because both systems share the same time-independent Schrödinger equation: the angular Mathieu equation. We examine the trajectories of classical light propagating in such structures.

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