Towards four-dimensional photonics

Hannah M Price, Tomoki Ozawa, Nathan Goldman, Oded Zilberberg, Iacopo Carusotto

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)


Recent advances in silicon ring-resonator arrays have stimulated the development of topological lattices for photons, with potential applications in integrated photonic devices. Taking inspiration from ultracold atoms, we propose how such arrays can be extended into an additional synthetic dimension by coupling together the different modes of each ring resonator.1 In this way, a 1D resonator chain can become an effective 2D system, while a 3D resonator array can be exploited as a 4D photonic lattice. As an example of the power of this approach, we discuss how to experimentally realise an optical analogue of the 4D quantum Hall effect for the first time. This opens up the way towards the exploration of higher-dimensional lattices in integrated photonics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication IX
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419979
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2016
EventAdvances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication IX - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 16 Feb 201618 Feb 2016


ConferenceAdvances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • coupled ring resonators
  • higher-dimensional photonic lattices
  • quantum Hall eect
  • synthetic dimensions
  • synthetic gauge elds
  • topological physics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Towards four-dimensional photonics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this