Experimental Observation of Braiding Topological Zero Modes in a Photonic Waveguide Array

Jiho Noh, Thomas Schuster, Thomas Iadecola, Sheng Huang, Mohan Wang, Kevin P. Chen, Claudio Chamon, Mikael C. Rechtsman

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Abstract

We demonstrate a non-trivial Berry phase that originates from braiding topological defects in a photonic waveguide array. The non-zero Berry phase implies that braiding operations involving the defects are non-Abelian.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580767
StatePublished - May 2020
Event2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2020May 15 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Volume2020-May
ISSN (Print)1092-8081

Conference

Conference2020 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/10/205/15/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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