Area C - Topological Photonics

Topology as a new organizing principle opens up unprecedented possibilities in photonics, promising novel physics to be unraveled and exciting applications to be invented. Area C intends to explore topological states of light in both real and reciprocal space by designing and investigating novel single photonic devices and crystals. The main research objectives of Area C are related to the emergence of the optical Berry phase in photonic resonator devices, the properties and design of 2D and 3D photonic topological insulators, topological polariton and electric circuits – topological simulators based on exciton-polaritons and classical circuits, and chiral quantum networks with spins and photons on the basis of color quantum centers.

Recent Publications

  • 02 Nov 2021

    Nature Materials

    Identifying carbon as the source of visible single-photon emission from hexagonal boron nitride

  • 26 Oct 2020

    Opt. Express

    Spatially confined vector fields at material-induced resonances in near-field-coupled systems

  • 14 Sep 2020

    Crystals

    Small-Polaron Hopping and Low-Temperature (45-225 K) Photo-Induced Transient Absorption in Magnesium-Doped Lithium Niobate

  • 19 Jul 2020

    Advanced Materials

    Wafer-Scale High-Quality Microtubular Devices Fabricated via Dry-Etching for Optical and Microelectronic Applications

  • 09 Jun 2020

    European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

    Nanostructured Borate Halides for Optical Second Harmonic Generation at Surfaces

  • 02 Jun 2020

    Phys. Rev. Research

    Reciprocal skin effect and its realization in a topolectrical circuit

  • 01 Jun 2020

    Nature Physics

    Generalized bulk–boundary correspondence in non-Hermitian topolectrical circuits

  • 11 May 2020

    Small

    Resource-Efficient Low-Temperature Synthesis of Microcrystalline $Pb_2B_5O_9X$ (X = Cl, Br) for Surfaces Studies by Optical Second Harmonic Generation

  • 29 Apr 2020

    Phys. Rev. Lett.

    Orbital-Driven Rashba Effect in a Binary Honeycomb Monolayer AgTe

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