Topological insulator lasers

Miguel A. Bandres, Gal Harari, Steffen Wittek, Yaakov Lumer, H. Hodaei, M. Parto, P. Aleahmad, Mikael C. Rechtsman, Y. D. Chong, Demetri N. Christodoulides, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Mordechai Segev

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We present, in theory and experiments, the first Topological Insulator Lasers: lasers where the cavity acts as a "superconductor for light", maintaining slope high efficiency even in the presence of defects and disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics, NLO 2017
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
VolumePart F54-NLO 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventNonlinear Optics, NLO 2017 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2017Jul 21 2017


OtherNonlinear Optics, NLO 2017
CountryUnited States


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Bandres, M. A., Harari, G., Wittek, S., Lumer, Y., Hodaei, H., Parto, M., Aleahmad, P., Rechtsman, M. C., Chong, Y. D., Christodoulides, D. N., Khajavikhan, M., & Segev, M. (2017). Topological insulator lasers. In Nonlinear Optics, NLO 2017 (Vol. Part F54-NLO 2017). OSA - The Optical Society.