Prof. Dr. Alex Szameit (University of Rostock)
In the context of photonics, topology has emerged as an abstract, yet surprisingly powerful, new paradigm for controlling the flow of light. As such, it holds great promise for a wide range of advanced applications, from scatter-free routing and switching of light along arbitrary three-dimensional trajectories to long-distance transmission of slow-light waves. In my talk, I will present an introduction to topology in photonics, with a particular focus on our work on the implementation of photonic Floquet topological insulators. The purpose is to review these and other recent developments, to discuss potential applications and to stimulate new conceptual ideas.
Student event: Meet the speaker
We invite you to a student-only discussion-round with Prof. Alex Szameit before his Munich Physics Colloquium talk. Be curious and feel free to ask any question.
Monday, 22nd of July 2019, 16:00 h, Room H 522 (5th floor), Fakultät für Physik der LMU, Schellingstraße 4, München.