Non-Hermitian topology and non-Bloch band theory

汪忠 研究员
2020-12-18 (周五) 10:00

报告摘要:Non-Hermitian Hamiltonian is a widely useful language in a number of branches of physics. Intriguingly, non-Hermitian systems exhibit a unique bulk-boundary correspondence beyond the conventional framework of Bloch band theory. A revised band theory based on the generalized Brillouin zone, now known as the non-Bloch band theory, has been formulated to understand the non-Hermitian topology.  To predict the topological edge modes, topological invariants are defined in the generalized Brillouin zone rather than in the standard Brillouin zone. The consequences of non-Bloch band theory are not limited to non-Hermitian topology.  We show that this theory has a natural application to nonreciprocal amplification, a phenomenon that waves are amplified in a preferred propagation direction while suppressed in the reversed direction. Compact formulas for the gain and directionality of nonreciprocal amplifiers are obtained from the non-Bloch band theory.


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报告人简介:Zhong Wang finished his undergraduate education (2001-2005) and then got the doctorate (2011) from University of Science and Technology of China. During 2009-2010 he was a visiting student in Stanford University. He joined Institute for Advanced Study of Tsinghua Univeristy in 2011 as an associate member; he is now a member there. His current research interests include topological phases and topological phenomena in condensed matters, non-Hermitian physics, classical and quantum open systems, and strongly correlated systems.