Selective branching and converting of topological modes

  title={Selective branching and converting of topological modes},
  author={Toshikaze Kariyado and Robert-Jan Slager},
  journal={Physical Review Research},
A salient feature of topological phases are surface states and many of the widely studied physical properties are directly tied to their existence. Although less explored, a variety of topological phases can however similarly be distinguished by their response to localized flux defects, resulting in the binding of modes whose stability can be traced back to that of convectional edge states. The reduced dimensionality of these objects renders the possibility of arranging them in distinct… 
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