Topological physics with light and matter: new horizons
Département de physique
Université de Montréal
Présentation en anglais
Vidéoconférence, Zoom #: 810 0766 2178 (Zoom link)
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Abstract: The discovery of topological phases of matter has revolutionized our understanding of condensed matter. Recently, the idea of emulating these phases in synthetic materials, e.g. cold atoms in optical lattices or photons in dielectric nanostructures, has proven to be an extremely powerful approach for exploring topological physics beyond what is physically reachable in the solid-state. This includes the development of new functionalities like topological lasers, but also more fundamental aspects including the discovery of exotic phases involving drive, dissipation, disorder or synthetic dimensions. In a first time, I will present recent works we have realized on a new type of synthetic topological matter involving polaritons, a hybrid light-matter quasiparticle with unique properties inherited from its dual nature. Then, I will briefly summarize my research interest for the near future, which aims at exploring this topological photonics in the quantum regime.
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