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Topological Effects in Bosonic Lattices

Project description

Removing the barriers to novel photonic devices

Topology is a branch of mathematics that investigates geometric shapes that withstand deformation, like a rubbery coffee mug that retains the hole in its handle no matter how you squash it. In the last few decades, topology has been successfully applied to materials. ‘Topologically protected’ electrons have led to topological insulators that are insulating on the inside and conducting on the outside, where electrons resist impediments to their flow. More recently, analogous phenomena with photons have been studied. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the TEBLA project is investigating emergent topological effects in photonic lattices that could lead to novel lasing phenomena and topological fluids of light.

Coordinator

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Net EU contribution
€ 190 680,96
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa