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Photonics Seminar: Maxim Gorlach, ITMO University

Topological edge states of interacting photon pairs: topolectrical circuit realization


Maxim Gorlach
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg


Recent years have witnessed a rapid development of topological photonics, which offers a number of unique functionalities including disorder-robust one-way propagation of photonic topological modes. While topological states of classical light are relatively well-established, topological states of quantum light still remain largely unexplored promising such appealing perspectives as topological protection of bi-photon correlations and topologically protected quantum logic operations.

In this talk, I will review the results of our group on topological states of repulsively bound photon pairs with the effective photon-photon interaction mediated by the nonlinearity of the medium. Besides in-depth theoretical investigation, we emulate this system experimentally, employing the platform of topolectrical circuits. In particular, we extract the topological invariant directly from the measurements and reconstruct the profile of a topological eigenmode from experimental data.

Additionally, I will mention our results on topological states of classical light such as extraction of the topological invariant from the far-field scattering spectra of a metasurface, photonic spin Hall effect in arrays of bianisotropic disks and optical realization of higher-order topological states in ring resonator arrays.

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May 20, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ASRC Auditorium
85 St. Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY 10031 United States
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