Stuttgart 2012 – wissenschaftliches Programm
Q 9.3: Vortrag
Montag, 12. März 2012, 14:30–14:45, V7.01
Topologically protected strongly correlated states of photons — •Mikhail Pletyukhov1, Matous Ringel2, Vladimir Yudson3, and Vladimir Gritsev2 — 1Institut für Theorie der statistischen Physik, RWTH Aachen, Physikzentrum, D - 52074 Aachen — 2Physics Department, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musee 3, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland — 3Institute of Spectroscopy, Troitsk, Russia
Recent progress in fabricating hybrid optical nanostructures allowed engineering novel interesting states of light. We show that using certain nanostructures one can create strongly correlated states of photons in a controllable way. They are protected by a topological character of the chiral edge propagation which is possible in certain photonic crystals. The properties of these states are discussed in this talk.