Dynamic long range interaction induced topological edge modes in dispersive gyromagnetic lattices

Raymond P.H. Wu, Yongliang Zhang, K. F. Lee, Jin Wang, S. F. Yu, Kin Hung Fung

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We study the dynamic long range interaction induced topological photonic bands and edge modes in a one-dimensional (1D) array of strongly dispersive gyromagnetic resonant cylinders. We propose a 1D topological model for such a dispersive gyromagnetic system and demonstrate that the dynamic long-range interaction can lead to localized topological edge modes, while the quasistatic interaction alone does not. Different from the conventional Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model that has only nearest-neighbor interactions, we find that the normal modes of the system coupled strongly to the photon mode of the background medium and the dynamic effects create a different band gap. Our results indicate the importance of the dynamic long-range interactions on the band structures and topological edge modes in strongly dispersive gyromagnetic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number214433
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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