【学术活动预告】On-Demand Topological Matter via Light-Matter Interaction
报告题目：On-Demand Topological Matter via Light-Matter Interaction
报告人: 龚江滨教授 （新加坡国立大学物理系）
报告摘要：New topological phases of matter via light-matter interaction such as periodic time modulation, termed as Floquet topological phases, are now a topic of wide interest. I shall first briefly discuss a few examples to explain how and why periodic driving can generate intriguing topological phases, such as Bloch bands with high Chern numbers, topologically nontrivial flat bands, etc. I shall then focus on the transport signatures of Floquet topological matter. In particular, after highlighting the so-called Floquet sum rule, I shall show how light can be used to create multiple pairs of chiral Majorana modes in topological hybrid junctions, yielding robust half-quantized conductance plateaus at one-half and three-halves of the fundamental conductance quantum (fundamental charge squared divided by the Planck constant). Such half quantization quantum transport is both subtle and fascinating because it emerges only after a summation over contributions from all Floquet sidebands. This distinctive transport signature can thus serve as a hallmark of photoinduced Chiral Majorana fermion modes in topological heterojunctions.
报告人简介：Prof. Gong Jiangbin obtained his B. Sc from Nanjing University and his Ph.D from the University of Toronto. He joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2006 after postdoctoral studies at the University of Toronto and the University of Chicago. Prof. Gong’s theoretical research interests include nonlinear dynamics and quantum chaos, quantum dynamics control, quantum thermodynamics, non-Hermitian quantum mechanics, and topological matter. Prof. Gong is appointed as Deputy Head (research) of the Department of Physics of NUS since July 2017. He recently won the NUS Faculty of Science Outstanding Scientist Award 2016, the prestigious Singapore National Research Foundation Investigatorship 2017, and the Institute of Physics Singapore World Scientific Medal 2017.