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 publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2020
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2020 - Washington, United States
Duration: May 10 2020May 15 2020

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F182-CLEO-QELS 2020

Conference

ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2020
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period5/10/205/15/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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