TY - JOUR
AB - Polaritons with directional in-plane propagation and ultralow losses in van der Waals (vdW) crystals promise unprecedented manipulation of light at the nanoscale. However, these polaritons present a crucial limitation: their directional propagation is intrinsically determined by the crystal structure of the host material, imposing forbidden directions of propagation. Here, we demonstrate that directional polaritons (in-plane hyperbolic phonon polaritons) in a vdW crystal (α-phase molybdenum trioxide) can be directed along forbidden directions by inducing an optical topological transition, which emerges when the slab is placed on a substrate with a given negative permittivity (4H–silicon carbide). By visualizing the transition in real space, we observe exotic polaritonic states between mutually orthogonal hyperbolic regimes, which unveil the topological origin of the transition: a gap opening in the dispersion. This work provides insights into optical topological transitions in vdW crystals, which introduce a route to direct light at the nanoscale.
AU - Duan, J.
AU - Álvarez-Pérez, G.
AU - Voronin, K. V.
AU - Prieto Gonzalez, Ivan
AU - Taboada-Gutiérrez, J.
AU - Volkov, V. S.
AU - Martín-Sánchez, J.
AU - Nikitin, A. Y.
AU - Alonso-González, P.
ID - 9334
IS - 14
JF - Science Advances
TI - Enabling propagation of anisotropic polaritons along forbidden directions via a topological transition
VL - 7
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - Various degenerate diffusion equations exhibit a waiting time phenomenon: depending on the “flatness” of the compactly supported initial datum at the boundary of the support, the support of the solution may not expand for a certain amount of time. We show that this phenomenon is captured by particular Lagrangian discretizations of the porous medium and the thin film equations, and we obtain sufficient criteria for the occurrence of waiting times that are consistent with the known ones for the original PDEs. For the spatially discrete solution, the waiting time phenomenon refers to a deviation of the edge of support from its original position by a quantity comparable to the mesh width, over a mesh-independent time interval. Our proof is based on estimates on the fluid velocity in Lagrangian coordinates. Combining weighted entropy estimates with an iteration technique à la Stampacchia leads to upper bounds on free boundary propagation. Numerical simulations show that the phenomenon is already clearly visible for relatively coarse discretizations.
AU - Fischer, Julian L
AU - Matthes, Daniel
ID - 9335
IS - 1
JF - SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
SN - 0036-1429
TI - The waiting time phenomenon in spatially discretized porous medium and thin film equations
VL - 59
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - This paper provides an a priori error analysis of a localized orthogonal decomposition method for the numerical stochastic homogenization of a model random diffusion problem. If the uniformly elliptic and bounded random coefficient field of the model problem is stationary and satisfies a quantitative decorrelation assumption in the form of the spectral gap inequality, then the expected $L^2$ error of the method can be estimated, up to logarithmic factors, by $H+(\varepsilon/H)^{d/2}$, $\varepsilon$ being the small correlation length of the random coefficient and $H$ the width of the coarse finite element mesh that determines the spatial resolution. The proof bridges recent results of numerical homogenization and quantitative stochastic homogenization.
AU - Fischer, Julian L
AU - Gallistl, Dietmar
AU - Peterseim, Dietmar
ID - 9352
IS - 2
JF - SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis
SN - 0036-1429
TI - A priori error analysis of a numerical stochastic homogenization method
VL - 59
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We consider the many-body quantum evolution of a factorized initial data, in the mean-field regime. We show that fluctuations around the limiting Hartree dynamics satisfy large deviation estimates that are consistent with central limit theorems that have been established in the last years.
AU - Kirkpatrick, Kay
AU - Rademacher, Simone Anna Elvira
AU - Schlein, Benjamin
ID - 9351
JF - Annales Henri Poincare
SN - 1424-0637
TI - A large deviation principle in many-body quantum dynamics
ER -
TY - JOUR
AB - We consider the stochastic quantization of a quartic double-well energy functional in the semiclassical regime and derive optimal asymptotics for the exponentially small splitting of the ground state energy. Our result provides an infinite-dimensional version of some sharp tunneling estimates known in finite dimensions for semiclassical Witten Laplacians in degree zero. From a stochastic point of view it proves that the L2 spectral gap of the stochastic one-dimensional Allen-Cahn equation in finite volume satisfies a Kramers-type formula in the limit of vanishing noise. We work with finite-dimensional lattice approximations and establish semiclassical estimates which are uniform in the dimension. Our key estimate shows that the constant separating the two exponentially small eigenvalues from the rest of the spectrum can be taken independently of the dimension.
AU - Brooks, Morris
AU - Di Gesù, Giacomo
ID - 9348
IS - 3
JF - Journal of Functional Analysis
SN - 00221236
TI - Sharp tunneling estimates for a double-well model in infinite dimension
VL - 281
ER -