• May 09, 2018

    In a recent Feature Article in Optics and Photonics News of OSA, we review the basic concepts in topological photonics and recent developments in the field. The goal was to make it accessible to a wide audience.

  • March 01, 2018

    Engineering phonon transport in physical systems is a subject of interest in the study of materials, and plays a crucial role in controlling energy and heat transfer.

  • February 10, 2018

    The application of topology in optics has led to a new paradigm in developing photonic devices with robust properties against disorder.

  • January 10, 2018

    Recently, we theoretically showed how to realize two-component fractional quantum Hall phases in monolayer graphene by optically driving the system. A laser is tuned into resonance between two Landau levels, giving rise to an effective tunneling between these two synthetic layers.

  • November 22, 2017

    Topology plays a central role in the modern condensed matter, quantum information and high-energy physics. Certain Geometric manipulation of the manifold which supports a particular topological, known as the modular transformations, can be used as fault-tolerant logical operations in the context of both topological phases and topological quantum error correction codes. We realized that such transformations can be implemented in a single shot (i.e., with constant circuit depth), using local transversal SWAP operations between patches in a folded system with twist defects (wormholes in the synthetic dimension).