A non-Hermitian optical atomic mirror

Yi Cheng Wang*, Jhih Shih You, H. H. Jen

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1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Explorations of symmetry and topology have led to important breakthroughs in quantum optics, but much richer behaviors arise from the non-Hermitian nature of light-matter interactions. A high-reflectivity, non-Hermitian optical mirror can be realized by a two-dimensional subwavelength array of neutral atoms near the cooperative resonance associated with the collective dipole modes. Here we show that exceptional points develop from a nondefective degeneracy by lowering the crystal symmetry of a square atomic lattice, and dispersive bulk Fermi arcs that originate from exceptional points are truncated by the light cone. From its nontrivial energy spectra topology, we demonstrate that the geometry-dependent non-Hermitian skin effect emerges in a ribbon geometry. Furthermore, skin modes localized at a boundary show a scale-free behavior that stems from the long-range interaction and whose mechanism goes beyond the framework of non-Bloch band theory. Our work opens the door to the study of the interplay among non-Hermiticity, topology, and long-range interaction.

原文英語
文章編號4598
期刊Nature Communications
13
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2022 12月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化學 (全部)
  • 生物化學、遺傳與分子生物學 (全部)
  • 多學科
  • 物理與天文學 (全部)

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