Topological Photonic Crystals

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 298

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil
Interests: topological photonic crystals; condensed matter physics

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LAREB, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Russas 62900-000, CE, Brazil
Interests: topological photonic crystals; photonics; magnonics; phononics; quasicrystals

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Department of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil
Interests: lévy flights; random walks; statistical mechanics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Topological photonic crystals have become one of the main structures for manipulating light, making the study of these structures one of the most attractive topics in physics and engineering in recent years. Topological photonic crystals are currently in the scientific limelight not only because they possess tremendous technological potential but also because they have opened several avenues of basic science research. This is a result of their incredible capacity to simulate electronic phenomena, such as the quantum Hall effect, the quantum valley Hall effect, the quantum spin Hall effect, and topological insulators, among others. From a technological perspective, topological photonic crystals are excellent candidates for potential applications in topological lasers, topological waveguides, filters, and resonators.

This Special Issue will focus on some of the most recent advances in the field of "Topological Photonic Crystals". The Special Issue’s topics will likely include the following (though the following list is not exhaustive): recent advances in the design of new topological photonic structures; the simulation of electronic phenomena; studies of intrinsic and extrinsic disorder effects; and technological applications such as waveguides, lasers, filters, and resonators.

Prof. Dr. Claudionor Gomes Bezerra
Prof. Dr. Carlos Humberto Oliveira Costa
Prof. Dr. Gandhimohan M. Viswanathan
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  • topological photonic crystals
  • topological phases
  • edge states
  • localization of light
  • waveguides
  • lasers
  • filters
  • resonators

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