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PT phase transitions of edge states at PT symmetric interfaces in non-Hermitian topological insulators

Ni, Xiang; Smirnova, Daria; Poddubny, Alexander; Leykam, Daniel; Chong, Yidong; Khanikaev, Alexander B.


We demonstrate that the parity-time (PT) symmetric interfaces formed between non-Hermitian amplifying (“gainy”) and lossy topological crystals exhibit PT phase transitions separating phases of lossless and decaying/amplifying topological edge transport. The spectrum of these interface states exhibits exceptional points (EPs) separating (i) a PT symmetric real-valued regime with an evenly distributed wave function in both gainy and lossy domains and (ii) a PT broken complex-valued regime, in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review B
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.165129
Access Rights: Open Access


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