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Parametric amplification of topological interface states in synthetic Andreev bands

Abstract : A driven-dissipative nonlinear photonic system (e.g., exciton-polaritons) can operate in a gapped superfluid regime. We demonstrate theoretically that the reflection of a linear wave on this superfluid is an analog of the Andreev reflection of an electron on a superconductor. A normal region surrounded by two superfluids is found to host Andreev-like bound states. These bound states form topological synthetic bands versus the phase difference between the two superfluids. Changing the width of the normal region allows us to invert the band topology and to create “interface” states. Instead of demonstrating a linear crossing, synthetic bands are attracted by the nonlinear non-Hermitian coupling of bosonic systems, which gives rise to a self-amplified strongly occupied topological state.
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Ismaël Septembre, Sergei Koniakhin, Julia Meyer, D. Solnyshkov, Guillaume Malpuech. Parametric amplification of topological interface states in synthetic Andreev bands. Physical Review B, American Physical Society, 2021, 103, pp.214504. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevB.103.214504⟩. ⟨hal-03468654⟩



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