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Topological Physics at the Light-Matter Interface

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 11:00 AM

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Topological phases have been dominating the limelight in the past 10 years. They may provide a pathway to protected topological quantum computing, as well as reduced dissipation electronics. Their potential for new quantum devices, however, has been so far untapped. In my talk I will review the principles behind topological insulators, and try to implement them in dynamical many-body systems. As I will show, the combination of photonics and topology gives rise to topological-polaritons, and new paradigms for energy conversion and amplification of low frequency EM radiation in a doubly-driven system.

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Gil Refael (Hosted by Seidel) from California Institute of Technology will be presenting the colloquium "Topological physics in dynamical quantum systems: applications at the light-matter interface"
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