# The k direction in a k.p model ?

I am trying to do some calculation based on a k.p model of GaN proposed by S. Chuang [Phys. Rev. B, 54, 2491]. It is a 8 by 8 Kane model with basis functions: The 8 by 8 Hamiltonian contain first order of k is where ##{k_ \pm } = {k_x} \pm i{k_y}##

the reciprocal space and high symmetry points is pictures as [Phys. rev. B, 53, 10173] My question is: How is the direction of kx and ky defined in the 8 by 8 Hamiltonian?
Put is in another way. If I want to draw a E-k curve along ##\Gamma \to M##, how do I express this direction in terms of kx and ky ?

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##k=(0,\lambda,0)^T## with ##\lambda=0## corresponding to ##\Gamma## and ##\lambda=k_\mathrm{M}## corresponding to M?

##k=(0,\lambda,0)^T## with ##\lambda=0## corresponding to ##\Gamma## and ##\lambda=k_\mathrm{M}## corresponding to M?
Thanks
That is what is said in the graph, which is taken from a different article.

But if I only look at the Hamitonian and the basis functions, how can I tell?

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