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Title: Exploring nonlinear topological states of matter with exciton-polaritons : edge solitons in kagome lattice
Authors: Gulevich, D. R.
Yudin, Dmitry
Skryabin, D. V.
Iorsh, Ivan V.
Shelykh, I. A.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Physics
Theoretical Model
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Gulevich, D. R., Yudin, D., Skryabin, D. V., Iorsh, I. V., & Shelykh, I. A. (2017). Exploring nonlinear topological states of matter with exciton-polaritons: Edge solitons in kagome lattice. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 1780-.
Series/Report no.: Scientific Reports
Abstract: Matter in nontrivial topological phase possesses unique properties, such as support of unidirectional edge modes on its interface. It is the existence of such modes which is responsible for the wonderful properties of a topological insulator – material which is insulating in the bulk but conducting on its surface, along with many of its recently proposed photonic and polaritonic analogues. We show that exciton-polariton fluid in a nontrivial topological phase in kagome lattice, supports nonlinear excitations in the form of solitons built up from wavepackets of topological edge modes – topological edge solitons. Our theoretical and numerical results indicate the appearance of bright, dark and grey solitons dwelling in the vicinity of the boundary of a lattice strip. In a parabolic region of the dispersion the solitons can be described by envelope functions satisfying the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Upon collision, multiple topological edge solitons emerge undistorted, which proves them to be true solitons as opposed to solitary waves for which such requirement is waived. Importantly, kagome lattice supports topological edge mode with zero group velocity unlike other types of truncated lattices. This gives a finer control over soliton velocity which can take both positive and negative values depending on the choice of forming it topological edge modes.
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-01646-y
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