• Chinese Optics Letters
  • Vol. 19, Issue 5, 052602 (2021)
Hui Liu1, Boyang Xie1, Hua Cheng1、*, Jianguo Tian1, and Shuqi Chen1、2、3、**
Author Affiliations
  • 1Key Laboratory of Weak Light Nonlinear Photonics, Ministry of Education, School of Physics and TEDA Institute of Applied Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
  • 2Collaborative Innovation Center of Extreme Optics, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
  • 3Collaborative Innovation Center of Light Manipulations and Applications, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250358, China
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    (a) Experimental setup for a 2D waveguide with gyromagnetic photonic crystal geometry and metal walls. (b) Simulated propagation of chiral edge states around obstacles on the application of a uniform magnetic field. (c) Supercell of the DG photonic crystal magnetized along z. (d) The band structure of 3D Dirac point (blue) folding of two Weyl points (red) in the supercell. (e) The modulation of the supercell period in the z direction. (f) The band structure of the 3D Chern crystal.
    Fig. 1. (a) Experimental setup for a 2D waveguide with gyromagnetic photonic crystal geometry and metal walls. (b) Simulated propagation of chiral edge states around obstacles on the application of a uniform magnetic field. (c) Supercell of the DG photonic crystal magnetized along z. (d) The band structure of 3D Dirac point (blue) folding of two Weyl points (red) in the supercell. (e) The modulation of the supercell period in the z direction. (f) The band structure of the 3D Chern crystal.
    (a) Polarization on the Poincaré sphere left circular polarization (LCP) (down) and right circular polarization (RCP) (up). (b) Schematic of a quasi-2D superlattice photonic crystal with alternating perfect electric/perfect magnetic layers along the z direction. (c) The band structure of the unit cell without (dotted lines) and with pseudospin coupling effect (solid lines). (d) The projected band structure whose gapless helical edge states for LCP (green line) and RCP states (red line) occur in the topological band gap. (e) Schematic of 2D dielectric photonic crystal of honeycomb lattice. (f) The band structure of the 2D photonic crystals with the lattice constant a0/R=3.125 (left), a0/R=3 (middle), and a0/R=2.9 (right). (g) Schematic of 2D silicon photonic platform with link resonators and site resonators (left) and the corresponding experimental setup diagram (right). (h) Schematic of edge states in experiment (left) and simulation (right) at different excited frequencies. (i) Schematic of 3D photonic topological insulator. (j) Experimental setup composed of two 3D photonic crystals, source, and probe. (k) Measured surface-state (red line) and bulk-state (green line) transmission. (l) Experimental observation (left) and calculated result (right) of Dirac-like topological surface states of the 3D photonic topological insulator.
    Fig. 2. (a) Polarization on the Poincaré sphere left circular polarization (LCP) (down) and right circular polarization (RCP) (up). (b) Schematic of a quasi-2D superlattice photonic crystal with alternating perfect electric/perfect magnetic layers along the z direction. (c) The band structure of the unit cell without (dotted lines) and with pseudospin coupling effect (solid lines). (d) The projected band structure whose gapless helical edge states for LCP (green line) and RCP states (red line) occur in the topological band gap. (e) Schematic of 2D dielectric photonic crystal of honeycomb lattice. (f) The band structure of the 2D photonic crystals with the lattice constant a0/R=3.125 (left), a0/R=3 (middle), and a0/R=2.9 (right). (g) Schematic of 2D silicon photonic platform with link resonators and site resonators (left) and the corresponding experimental setup diagram (right). (h) Schematic of edge states in experiment (left) and simulation (right) at different excited frequencies. (i) Schematic of 3D photonic topological insulator. (j) Experimental setup composed of two 3D photonic crystals, source, and probe. (k) Measured surface-state (red line) and bulk-state (green line) transmission. (l) Experimental observation (left) and calculated result (right) of Dirac-like topological surface states of the 3D photonic topological insulator.
    (a) Schematic of the vortical mirror in Weyl metamaterial. (b) The Weyl metamaterial composed of the metallic saddle-shaped structure. (c) The distribution of ideal Weyl points in Brillouin zone. (d) The overlapped band structures of S1 and S2 planes showing ideal Weyl points. (e) Schematic of the reflection measurement setup in microwave. (f) Reflection phases of the Weyl metamaterial. (g) Schematic of spiraling Fermi arcs. (h) Simulation and experiment of the spiraling Fermi arc at 13.3 GHz. (i) Schematic of 3D photonic Dirac metamaterial. (j) Sample configuration for the experimental measurement. (k) The full wave simulation of 3D photonic Dirac point. (l) Experiment (right) and simulation (left) results of 3D photonic Dirac points along the ky direction. (m) Experiment (right) and simulation (left) results of surface-state arcs at the frequency of Dirac point.
    Fig. 3. (a) Schematic of the vortical mirror in Weyl metamaterial. (b) The Weyl metamaterial composed of the metallic saddle-shaped structure. (c) The distribution of ideal Weyl points in Brillouin zone. (d) The overlapped band structures of S1 and S2 planes showing ideal Weyl points. (e) Schematic of the reflection measurement setup in microwave. (f) Reflection phases of the Weyl metamaterial. (g) Schematic of spiraling Fermi arcs. (h) Simulation and experiment of the spiraling Fermi arc at 13.3 GHz. (i) Schematic of 3D photonic Dirac metamaterial. (j) Sample configuration for the experimental measurement. (k) The full wave simulation of 3D photonic Dirac point. (l) Experiment (right) and simulation (left) results of 3D photonic Dirac points along the ky direction. (m) Experiment (right) and simulation (left) results of surface-state arcs at the frequency of Dirac point.
    (a) Schematic of the photonic crystal with kagome lattice. (b) Energy spectrum in trivial and topological regimes. (c) Experimentally measured density of states. (d) Field profile of topological corner states (type I and type II) and edge state. (e) Schematic of the photonic quadrupole topological system. (f) Schematic of the 2D lattice with quadrupole moment. The waveguide couplers are located at the four corners. (g) Energy spectrum with four degenerate corner states in the bandgap. (h) Measured power absorption spectrum at the corners. (i) Spatial intensity profiles showing localized corner modes.
    Fig. 4. (a) Schematic of the photonic crystal with kagome lattice. (b) Energy spectrum in trivial and topological regimes. (c) Experimentally measured density of states. (d) Field profile of topological corner states (type I and type II) and edge state. (e) Schematic of the photonic quadrupole topological system. (f) Schematic of the 2D lattice with quadrupole moment. The waveguide couplers are located at the four corners. (g) Energy spectrum with four degenerate corner states in the bandgap. (h) Measured power absorption spectrum at the corners. (i) Spatial intensity profiles showing localized corner modes.
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    Hui Liu, Boyang Xie, Hua Cheng, Jianguo Tian, Shuqi Chen. Topological photonic states in artificial microstructures [Invited][J]. Chinese Optics Letters, 2021, 19(5): 052602
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    Category: Physical Optics
    Received: Oct. 24, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 21, 2020
    Published Online: Feb. 4, 2021
    The Author Email: Hua Cheng (hcheng@nankai.edu.cn), Shuqi Chen (schen@nankai.edu.cn)