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Non-Hermitian photonics based on parity-time symmetry


El-Ganainy,  Ramy
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Society;

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Feng, L., El-Ganainy, R., & Ge, L. (2017). Non-Hermitian photonics based on parity-time symmetry. Nature Photonics, 11(12), 752-762. doi:10.1038/s41566-017-0031-1.

Cite as: https://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0000-818B-1
Nearly one century after the birth of quantum mechanics, parity-time symmetry is revolutionizing and extending quantum theories to include a unique family of non-Hermitian Hamiltonians. While conceptually striking, experimental demonstration of parity-time symmetry remains unexplored in quantum electronic systems. The flexibility of photonics allows for creating and superposing non-Hermitian eigenstates with ease using optical gain and loss, which makes it an ideal platform to explore various non-Hermitian quantum symmetry paradigms for novel device functionalities. Such explorations that employ classical photonic platforms not only deepen our understanding of fundamental quantum physics but also facilitate technological breakthroughs for photonic applications. Research into non-Hermitian photonics therefore advances and benefits both fields simultaneously.