OSA Incubator Meeting Topological Order with Photons

OSA Incubator Meeting Topological Order with Photons

2-4 April 2014
OSA Headquarters • Washington, DC, USA


Steven Girvin, Yale University, United States
Mohammad Hafezi, Joint Quantum Institute, United States
Karyn Le Hur, Ecole Polytechnique, France
Jacob Taylor, National Institute of Standards & Technology, United States

Topic Overview

Topological properties play a fundamental role in many physical phenomena. The best known examples are quantum Hall systems, where insensitivity to local properties manifests itself as conductance through edge states that is insensitive to disorder. While the traditional research focus has been on electronic systems, there has been a recent emergence of interest in exploring topological orders with photons.  The motivation behind these efforts has been twofold:  investigating new states of photons in the context of quantum simulation; and developing integrated photonic devices which are robust to disorder. Recent experiments have demonstrated substantial progress towards the implementation of Hamiltonians with topological robustness, from microwave to visible frequency domains.  At the same time, many intriguing theoretical schemes have been proposed to explore topological orders in photonic systems, both in the linear and strongly interacting regimes. This incubator will provide a venue to discuss the recent theoretical and experimental progress and to explore future research directions and potential applications of this nascent field, in classical and quantum information processing.

Confirmed Speakers

Alberto Amo, Laboratory for Photonics and Nanostructures, CNRS, France
Yidong Chong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Eugene Demler, Harvard University, United States
Alex Khanikaev, City University of New York, United States
Na Young Kim, Stanford University, United States
Michal Lipson, Cornell University, United States
Graciana Puentes, Universit├Ąt Stuttgart, Germany
Mikael Rechtsman, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Gennady Shvets, University Texas at Austin, United States
Jon Simon, University of Chicago, United States
Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, United States
Andrew Houck, Princeton University, United States
Yoav Lahini, MIT: Weizmann Institute of Science, United States
Andrew Greentree, University of Melbourne, Australia
Oded Zilberberg, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Hakan Tureci, Princeton University, United States



Meeting Schedule

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The program, including breakfasts and lunches, will be held at OSA Headquarters, 2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Day 1: DATE
  • Begins with dinner, location to be determined, at 18:00
Day 2: DATE
  • Breakfast begins at 8:00
  • Program begins at 8:30, lunch is included onsite
  • Dinner, location to be determined, begins at 18:00

Day 3: DATE
  • Breakfast begins at 8:00
  • Program begins at 8:30, lunch is included onsite
  • Program adjourns around 14:00

Are you interested in attending?

A limited number of spots have been set aside at this invitation only meeting for interested individuals. Please send a brief letter of interest along with a CV to the hosts at osaincubator@osa.org.

Additional Information

This page will provide you with information on receiving a letter of invitation if required for your visa as well as additional logistical and area information.