Towards four-dimensional photonics

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Authors

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

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • CNR-INFM BEC Center
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • ETH Zurich

Abstract

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication IX
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

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Photonics of Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication IX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period16/02/1618/02/16

Keywords

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