Photonic chip-based analogue of the Thomas Effect in special relativity: Important design considerations

  • Aria Buenaventura Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Annelle Tiong Chua Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Katsuya Olasiman Akamatsu Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Benjamin B. Dingel Ateneo Innovation Center, Ateneo de Manila University and Nasfine Photonics Inc.

Abstract

We report the effect of the unavoidable optical loss on the performance accuracy of a recently proposed photonic chip-based analogue of the relativistic Thomas effect, a well-known phenomenon of special relativity. Our investigations reveal that the optical loss factor of the photonic chip must be ≥ 0.91 so the normalized deviation error is < 1% to cover greater than 95% of its angular operating range.

Published
2019-05-11
How to Cite
[1]
A. Buenaventura, A. Chua, K. Akamatsu, and B. Dingel. Photonic chip-based analogue of the Thomas Effect in special relativity: Important design considerations, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-2C-06 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-2C-06.
Section
Ultrafast Optics, Photonics, and Terahertz Physics