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Topological physics with light

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Author(s)

Jacob M. Taylor, Mohammad Hafezi

Abstract

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.
Citation
Physics Today

Keywords

Photonics, quantum Hall, topological insulator, popular science

Citation

Taylor, J. and Hafezi, M. (2014), Topological physics with light, Physics Today, [online], https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.2394 (Accessed May 21, 2024)

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Created May 1, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018