Dynamical gauge fields for phonons in an optomechanical system

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/cleo_qels.2019.fm1a.2
Reference J.P. Mathew, J. del Pino and E. Verhagen: Dynamical gauge fields for phonons in an optomechanical system In: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, paper FM1A.2, OSA, 2019.
Group Photonic Forces

We demonstrate a synthetic gauge field for phonon transport in a nano-optomechanical platform. Employing time-modulated radiation pressure forces, we evidence nonreciprocal nanomechanical phase transfer. We show how this enables new classes of phononic topological insulators.