A microwave realization of artificial graphene

Matthieu Bellec
Mathieu.Bellec at unice.fr
LPMC, CNRS UMR 7336 Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Parc Valrose 06108 Nice cedex 2 FRANCE”
Artificial graphene is an emerging field which offers a playground to investigate physical phenomena related to massless Dirac fermions in situations hardly reachable in genuine graphene (a 2D honeycomb arrangement of carbon atoms). Many different low-energy physical systems such as 2D electron gas, ultracold atoms in optical lattice, molecular assembly, and photonic crystals constitute pertinent candidates. The key advantage of these systems resides in the high flexibility and control regarding the lattice properties. Here, I will talk about recent experimental results obtained in a photonic artificial graphene-like lattice working in the microwave regime.
[slides Matthieu Bellec]