Optica Open
Browse
arXiv.svg (5.58 kB)

Chiral transport in Compact topological waveguide arrays

Download (5.58 kB)
preprint
posted on 2024-06-07, 16:00 authored by Kai Hong, Jian Wang, Lin Chen
Waveguide arrays have a wide range of applications, including optical communication, topological systems, and quantum computing. Chiral transport has broad prospects in optical computing, optical switching, optical isolation, and polarization control. However, the lengths of chiral transmission devices in waveguide arrays are typically very long due to adiabatic limit. We introduce topological protection in encircling exceptional points systems, enabling the larger gap size between the bulk states and topological edge states (TESs). Thus, the restriction from adiabatic limit on the rapid evolution of TESs is eased, thereby significantly reducing the device size. We experimentally demonstrate that the chiral transport has been achieved in a topological waveguide array that is only 75 {\mu}m long. Our research fuses the topology with non-Hermitian physics to develop highly-integrated photonic chips for further advance of nano-photonics.

History

Disclaimer

This arXiv metadata record was not reviewed or approved by, nor does it necessarily express or reflect the policies or opinions of, arXiv.

Usage metrics

    Categories

    Licence

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC