Energy gaps in a spacetime crystal

L. P. Horwitz, E. Z. Engelberg*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This Letter presents an analysis of the band structure of a spacetime potential lattice created by a standing electromagnetic wave. We show that there are energy band gaps. We estimate the effect, and propose a measurement that could confirm the existence of such phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 14 Dec 2009


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