Focus on topological physics: From condensed matter to cold atoms and optics

Hui Zhai, Mikael Rechtsman, Yuan Ming Lu, Kun Yang

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The notions of a topological phase and topological order were first introduced in the studies of integer and fractional quantum Hall effects, and further developed in the study of topological insulators and topological superconductors in the past decade. Topological concepts are now widely used in many branches of physics, not only limited to condensed matter systems but also in ultracold atomic systems, photonic materials and trapped ions. Papers published in this focus issue are direct testaments of that, and readers will gain a global view of how topology impacts different branches of contemporary physics. We hope that these pages will inspire new ideas through communication between different fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number080201
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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