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Topological physics with light



Jacob M. Taylor, Mohammad Hafezi


Electrons in a so-called topological insulator circulate around the material’s boundary without ever straying into the bulk. Uncharged photons can be induced to carry out similar behavior.
Physics Today


Photonics, quantum Hall, topological insulator, popular science


Taylor, J. and Hafezi, M. (2014), Topological physics with light, Physics Today, [online], (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created May 1, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018