Synthetic Dimensions with Magnetic Fields and Local Interactions in Photonic Lattices

Tomoki Ozawa, Iacopo Carusotto

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Abstract

We discuss how one can realize a photonic device that combines synthetic dimensions and synthetic magnetic fields with spatially local interactions. Using an array of ring cavities, the angular coordinate around each cavity spans the synthetic dimension. The synthetic magnetic field arises as the intercavity photon hopping is associated with a change of angular momentum. Photon-photon interactions are local in the periodic angular coordinate around each cavity. Experimentally observable consequences of the synthetic magnetic field and of the local interactions are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013601
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume118
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 3
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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