Synthetic gauge fields enable uncharged particles to behave as if affected by external fields. Generated by geometry or modulation, synthetic gauge fields allow us to endow systems with a wide range of intriguing features that are naturally not expected in them. As such, they are in particular instrumental in realizing synthetic magnetic effects in photonics, which is the basis for novel waveguiding mechanisms and topological phenomena. Fundamentally, synthetic gauge field in photonics open the door to explore new physics, and from an applications point of view it facilitates new devices by enabling control over light dynamics in new ways.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Linear, nonlinear, and quantum optics
- Coupled waveguides
- Silicon resonators
- Active resonators
- Microwave lattices
- Photorefractive materials
- Photonic crystals
- Ferrite microwave materials
- Optomechanical systems
- Topoelectric circuits
Miguel Bandres, Assistant Professor of Optics & Photonics at CREOL
Andrey Sukhorukov, Professor at Australian National University
Oded Zilberberg, Professor at Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zürich
APL Photonics Editor
Alexander Szameit, University of Rostock
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