• Technical Conference: 

    9 - 14 May 2021

  • Exhibition: 

    11 – 13 May 2021

Advances in Topological Photonics

Symposium Organizers

Luqi Yuan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Benjamin Eggleton, The University of Sydney, Australia

Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, USA


Topological photonics has been undergoing tremendous progress in recent years. A broad variety of photonic platforms have been proposed in theories and demonstrated in experiments to explore the nontrivial topology in not only one and two dimensions but also higher dimensions. Outstanding robust optical phenomena including one-way edge states of light have been shown, leading to the use of both geometrical and topological concepts to manipulate the behavior of light, which is of significant importance for applications such as optical communications and information processing. Discussions of topological photonics with other perspectives, such as the disorder, nonlinearity, and non-Hermitian physics, are also of great interest in the past few years. In particular, the concept of synthetic dimensions has emerged and in fact makes possible to explore physics in a space with a dimensionality that is higher as compared to the apparent geometrical dimensionality of these structures. In this case, the construction of the synthetic space enables unique possibilities for manipulating the internal degrees of freedom of light with exploiting topological effects in new ways. In this special symposium, we focus on recent developments in topological photonics and also its extension into other related areas.


Invited Speakers

Andrea Blanco-Redondo, Nokia Bell Labs, USA

Topologically Protected Path-entangled Photonic States

Alexander Khanikaev, City College of New York, USA

Experimental Demonstration of Higher-order Topological States in Photonic Metasurfaces

Avik Dutt, Stanford University, USA

Exploring Synthetic Dimensions by Dynamically Modulating a Ring Resonator

Ling Lu, Institute of Physics, China

Topological Photonic-crystal Cavity and Fiber

Mikael Rechtsman, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Topological Nonlinear Optics

Mordechai Segev, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel 

Topological Photonics in Synthetic Space

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