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What is a floquet (optical) sideband?

  1. Jan 8, 2016 #1
    In literature, I read:"(exposed in a beam of light) in floquet theory, the quasi-static eigenvalue spectrum at finite driving field A shows copies of the original bands shifted by integer multiples of ##\Omega##, the so-called Floquet sidebands"

    I have read something about floquet theory and found out that quasienergy is uncertain by integer multiples of ##\hbar \Omega##. However, I cannot understand why quasienergy band should be the shape of original band.
    Can anyone help me?
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  3. Jan 13, 2016 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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