Photonic topological edge states: A nanoscale investigation

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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The aimof this thesis is to investigate the impact of symmetry on light and how it alters its characteristics. Our research centers around the examination of complex photonic crystals rooted in the concept of photonic topological insulators, which are analogs of topological insulators initially introduced in condensed matter physics. Unlike typical insulating materials, these possess a unique ability to conduct along their surface or edges. Leveraging this fundamental property, photonic topological insulators have gained attention for designing transport circuits resistant to back-reflection and scattering mechanisms....
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Kuipers, L., Supervisor
  • Caviglia, A., Supervisor
Award date13 Nov 2023
Print ISBNs978-90-8593-580-3
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • topological photonics
  • optics
  • near-field microscopy
  • silicon-oninsulator


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