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Materials for nonreciprocal photonics

  • Lei Bi (a1)

Reciprocity is a fundamental physical principle that applies to a variety of technological fields such as mechanics, acoustics, electronics, and photonics. For photonic systems especially, breaking reciprocity using nonreciprocal materials is a fundamental challenge and opportunity, which is both of scientific interest and of technological importance. This not only allows for the development of key photonic components such as optical isolators and circulators on chip, but also provides novel ways to transport and process data in photonic systems. Over the past several decades, developing integrated nonreciprocal photonic materials has been one of the most challenging and actively studied topics within the photonics research community. In this issue of MRS Bulletin, several representative research directions toward realizing integrated nonreciprocal photonic materials and devices are summarized. The six articles in this issue showcase cutting-edge progress in this field and exciting opportunities for the future.

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