Roadmap on topological photonics

Year: 2022

Authors: Price H.; Chong Y.; Khanikaev A.; Schomerus H.; Maczewsky L.J.; Kremer M.; Heinrich M.; Szameit A.; Zilberberg O.; Yang Y.; Zhang B.; Alu A.; Thomale R.; Carusotto I.; St-Jean P.; Amo A.; Dutt A.; Yuan L.; Fan S.; Yin X.; Peng C.; Ozawa T.; Blanco-Redondo A.

Autors Affiliation: School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 637371, Singapore; The City College of New York, New York, NY, 10031, United States of America; Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YB, United Kingdom; Institut f

Abstract: Topological photonics seeks to control the behaviour of the light through the design of protected topological modes in photonic structures. While this approach originated from studying the behaviour of electrons in solid-state materials, it has since blossomed into a field that is at the very forefront of the search for new topological types of matter. This can have real implications for future technologies by harnessing the robustness of topological photonics for applications in photonics devices. This roadmap surveys some of the main emerging areas of research within topological photonics, with a special attention to questions in fundamental science, which photonics is in an ideal position to address. Each section provides an overview of the current and future challenges within a part of the field, highlighting the most exciting opportunities for future research and developments.


Volume: 4 (3)      Pages from: 032501-1  to: 032501-45

KeyWords: topological photonics; synthetic gauge fields; Floquet topological photonics
DOI: 10.1088/2515-7647/ac4ee4