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Anomalous relocation of topological states
preprintposted on 2023-01-12, 15:55 authored by Hamidreza Ramezani
I show that a single embedded non-Hermitian defect in a one-dimensional topological system at certain degrees of non-Hermiticity can remove the topological mode from the edge and restore it inside the lattice at the same place where the non-Hermitian defect is placed. I relate this unexpected phenomenon to the wave matching condition and continuity of the wave function at different sites in the lattice. These findings pave the way for controlling the position of topological states at will.