Nonlinear Topological Photonics

TYPESolid State Institute Seminar
Speaker:Professor Mikael Rechtsman
Affiliation:Dept. of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
Time:12:30 - 13:30
Location:Solid State Auditorium(Entrance)
Remark:Host: Distinguished Professor Moti Segevv

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I will present my group’s recent experimental results on the nonlinear properties of photonic topological
protection in waveguide arrays, including the observation of bulk and edge solitons and quantized
soliton motion in photonic Thouless pumps. Finally, I will describe our proposal for how photonic
topological protection can be used to simultaneously overcome the fundamental obstacles of large
backscattering and small bandwidth in slow-light systems.