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Topological and non-reciprocal photonics and phononics Alu, Andrea


In this talk, I will review our recent progress towards the concept, design and realization of magnet-free non-reciprocal photonic, acoustic and mechanical devices, and arrays of them offering strong topological protection, aimed at realizing reconfigurable, broadband isolators, gyrators and circulators, and one-way waveguides. We will discuss our approaches to induce topological order, and to design topological photonic metasurfaces based on spatio-temporal modulation, nonlinearities, and/or opto-mechanical interactions, and discuss our vision towards new transport phenomena for light and sound, and new nanophotonic and acoustic devices with enhanced non-reciprocal properties over broad bandwidths.

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