Photonic floquet topological insulators

Mikael C. Rechtsman, J. M. Zeuner, Y. Plotnik, Y. Lumer, M. Segev, A. Szameit

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We present the first experimental observation of a Floquet Topological Insulator in any physical system. We realize optical topologically-protected unidirectional edge states, without magnetic fields, using honeycomb photonic lattice of helical waveguides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO:QELS FS 2013
StatePublished - 2013
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO:QELS FS 2013 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 9 2013Jun 14 2013


OtherCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO:QELS FS 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Rechtsman, M. C., Zeuner, J. M., Plotnik, Y., Lumer, Y., Segev, M., & Szameit, A. (2013). Photonic floquet topological insulators. In CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO:QELS FS 2013