Orbital Edge States in a Photonic Honeycomb Lattice
Authors: Milicevic M., Ozawa T., Montambaux G., Carusotto I., Galopin E., Lemaitre A., Le Gratiet L., Sagnes I., Bloch J., Amo A.
Autors Affiliation: Univ Paris Saclay, Univ Paris Sud, CNRS, Ctr Nanosci & Nanotechnol,Marcoussis C2N, F-91460 Marcoussis, France; Univ Trento, INO CNR BEC Ctr, I-38123 Povo, Italy; Univ Trento, Dipartimento Fis, I-38123 Povo, Italy; Univ Paris Saclay, Univ Paris Sud, CNRS, Phys Solides Lab, F-91405 Orsay, France
Abstract: We experimentally reveal the emergence of edge states in a photonic lattice with orbital bands. We use a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice of coupled micropillars whose bulk spectrum shows four gapless bands arising from the coupling of p-like photonic orbitals. We observe zero-energy edge states whose topological origin is similar to that of conventional edge states in graphene. Additionally, we report novel dispersive edge states in zigzag and armchair edges. The observations are reproduced by tight-binding and analytical calculations, which we extend to bearded edges. Our work shows the potentiality of coupled micropillars in elucidating some of the electronic properties of emergent two-dimensional materials with orbital bands.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 118 (10) Pages from: 107403-1 to: 107403-6
KeyWords: TOPOLOGICAL INSULATORS; BLACK PHOSPHORUS; SURFACE-STATES; GRAPHENE; SYMMETRY; SYSTEMS; LIGHTDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.107403Citations: 61data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2022-08-07References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here