## T.A. Bauer

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The creation and manipulation of optical vortices, both in free space and in two-dimensional systems such as surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), has attracted widespread attention in nano-optics due to their robust topological structure. Coupled with strong spatial confinement ...

We study the signatures of topological light confinement in the leakage radiation of two-dimensional topological photonic crystal cavities that feature the quantum spin Hall effect at telecom wavelengths. The mode profiles in real and momentum space are retrieved using far fie ...

We measure the local near-field spin in topological edge state waveguides that emulate the quantum spin Hall effect. We reveal a highly structured spin density distribution that is not linked to a unique pseudospin value. From experimental near-field real-space maps and numeri ...

Topological on-chip photonics based on tailored photonic crystals (PhCs) that emulate quantum valley-Hall effects has recently gained widespread interest owing to its promise of robust unidirectional transport of classical and quantum information. We present a direct quantitat ...

Experimental characterization of the electromagnetic vector field in topological photonic crystals featuring the photonic quantum valley Hall effect, using phase-resolving near-field optical microscopy, reveals two orders of magnitude higher robustness compared to a convention ...

High-index nanoparticles are known to support radiationless states called anapoles, where dipolar and toroidal moments interfere to inhibit scattering to the far field. In order to exploit the striking properties arising from these interference conditions in photonic integrate ...

With phase-and polarization-resolving near-field optical microscopy we directly visualize the electromagnetic vector field in topological photonic crystals featuring the optical quantum spin Hall effect. We reveal that the local optical spin of spin-protected edge states is hi ...

Anapole resonances in high-index dielectric nanoparticles arise from the destructive interference between electric and toroidal dipole moments. So far, this mode interference has been solely observed using normal incidence free-space radiation. Here we show that anapole resona ...

Topological properties of light attract tremendous attention in the optics communities and beyond. For instance, light beams gain robustness against certain deformations when carrying topological features, enabling intriguing applications. We report on the observation of a top ...

We employ near-and far-field optical microscopy to characterize the propagation of edge states in topological photonic crystal waveguides and cavities. We test fundamental and practical limits to topological protection, quantifying dispersion, loss, and scattering.

@enTwo-dimensional photonic crystals allow for various types of photonic topological insulators. In this paper, we present our efforts to directly image on-chip light propagation in topological edge states. We quantify the robustness of such states to scattering at sharp corners ...

When the positions of two generic singularities of equally signed topological index coincide, a higher-order singularity with twice the index is created. In general, singularities tend to repel each other when sharing the same topological index, preventing the creation of such ...

Circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopy is a powerful optical technique for the study of chiral materials and molecules. It gives access to an enantioselective signal based on the differential absorption of right and left circularly polarized light, usually obtained through polar ...

Electromagnetic plane waves, solutions to Maxwell's equations, are said to be 'transverse' in vacuum. Namely, the waves' oscillatory electric and magnetic fields are confined within a plane transverse to the waves' propagation direction. Under tight-focusing conditions however ...

When a beam of light is laterally confined, its field distribution can exhibit points where the local magnetic and electric field vectors spin in a plane containing the propagation direction of the electromagnetic wave. The phenomenon indicates the presence of a nonzero transv ...