Project 3.4: Applications of Novel Topological Phenomena

PIs: Fu, Gedik, Soljačić


Topological phenomena in physics have been the subject of very active research recently due to the wide range of novel scientific phenomena and possible devices. Project 3.4 will leverage unique capabilities of leaders from both the fields of topological photonics and topological electronics to develop three important topology-enabled applications for the soldier: though a planned collaboration with researchers at ARL-SEDD and Lincoln Laboratory, superior optical isolators for optical communications and signal processing; low-loss plasmonic phenomena; and, in collaboration with ARL-SEDD, novel infrared detectors.



Layout of the combined MBE-trARPES system. Films grown in the MBE chamber will be transferred in situ to trARPES chamber via the prep chamber.