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Title: Weyl points in photonic-crystal superlattices

Abstract

In this paper, we show that Weyl points can be realized in all-dielectric superlattices based on three-dimensional (3D) layered photonic crystals. Our approach is based on creating an inversion-breaking array of weakly-coupled planar defects embedded in a periodic layered structure with a large omnidirectional photonic band gap. Using detailed band structure calculations and tight-binding theory arguments, we demonstrate that this class of layered systems can be tailored to display 3D linear point degeneracies between two photonic bands, without breaking time-reversal symmetry and using a configuration that is readily-accessible experimentally. These results open new prospects for the observation of Weyl points in the near-infrared and optical regimes and for the application of Weyl-physics in integrated photonic devices.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Univ. Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain). Dept. de Física Teórica de la Materia Condensada and Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC)
  2. Massachusets Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  3. Univ. of Zagreb, Bijenička, Zagreb (Croatia). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1370993
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
2D Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 3; Related Information: S3TEC partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (lead); Boston College; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Journal ID: ISSN 2053-1583
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; solar (photovoltaic); solar (thermal); solid state lighting; phonons; thermal conductivity; thermoelectric; defects; mechanical behavior; charge transport; spin dynamics; materials and chemistry by design; optics; synthesis (novel materials); synthesis (self-assembly); synthesis (scalable processing); Weyl points; three-dimensional photonic crystals; topological photonics

Citation Formats

Bravo-Abad, Jorge, Lu, Ling, Fu, Liang, Buljan, Hrvoje, and Soljačić, Marin. Weyl points in photonic-crystal superlattices. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1088/2053-1583/2/3/034013.
Bravo-Abad, Jorge, Lu, Ling, Fu, Liang, Buljan, Hrvoje, & Soljačić, Marin. Weyl points in photonic-crystal superlattices. United States. doi:10.1088/2053-1583/2/3/034013.
Bravo-Abad, Jorge, Lu, Ling, Fu, Liang, Buljan, Hrvoje, and Soljačić, Marin. Wed . "Weyl points in photonic-crystal superlattices". United States. doi:10.1088/2053-1583/2/3/034013. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1370993.
@article{osti_1370993,
title = {Weyl points in photonic-crystal superlattices},
author = {Bravo-Abad, Jorge and Lu, Ling and Fu, Liang and Buljan, Hrvoje and Soljačić, Marin},
abstractNote = {In this paper, we show that Weyl points can be realized in all-dielectric superlattices based on three-dimensional (3D) layered photonic crystals. Our approach is based on creating an inversion-breaking array of weakly-coupled planar defects embedded in a periodic layered structure with a large omnidirectional photonic band gap. Using detailed band structure calculations and tight-binding theory arguments, we demonstrate that this class of layered systems can be tailored to display 3D linear point degeneracies between two photonic bands, without breaking time-reversal symmetry and using a configuration that is readily-accessible experimentally. These results open new prospects for the observation of Weyl points in the near-infrared and optical regimes and for the application of Weyl-physics in integrated photonic devices.},
doi = {10.1088/2053-1583/2/3/034013},
journal = {2D Materials},
number = 3,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {8}
}

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