Srinivas Raghu (SIMES Friday Seminar)

Date(s) - May 3 2013
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Shasta Room, Bldg 40, Room 361


Analogs of quantum Hall effect edge states in optical systems

Sri Raghu

Assistant Professor of Physics and of Photon Science

I show how, in principle, to construct analogs of quantum Hall edge states in “photonic crystals” made with nonreciprocal (Faraday-effect) media. These form “one-way waveguides” that allow electromagnetic energy to flow in one direction only.  I will discuss experimental realizations of these theoretical predictions.