Colloquium: geometric phases of light: insights from fiber bundle theory

Cisowski, C., Götte, J.B. and Franke-Arnold, S. (2022) Colloquium: geometric phases of light: insights from fiber bundle theory. Review of Modern Physics, 94(3), 031001. (doi: 10.1103/RevModPhys.94.031001)

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Geometric phases are ubiquitous in physics; they act as memories of the transformation of a physical system. In optics, the most prominent examples are the Pancharatnam-Berry phase and the spin-redirection phase. Recent technological advances in phase and polarization structuring have led to the discovery of additional geometric phases of light. The underlying mechanism for all of these is provided by fiber bundle theory. This Colloquium reviews how fiber bundle theory not only sheds light on the origin of geometric phases of light but also lays the foundations for the exploration of high-dimensional state spaces, with implications for topological photonics and quantum communications.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by the Royal Society through a Newton International Fellowship (NIF/R1/192384), the Leverhulme Trust and the UK's Engineering and Physical Research Council with grant number EP/V048449/1.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Franke-Arnold, Professor Sonja and Goette, Dr Joerg and Cisowski, Dr Claire Marie
Authors: Cisowski, C., Götte, J.B., and Franke-Arnold, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Review of Modern Physics
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1539-0756
Published Online:18 July 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Review of Modern Physics 94(3): 031001
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
307454Claire Marie Cisowski - Newton Fellowship Application 2019Sonja Franke-ArnoldThe Royal Society (ROYSOC)NIF\R1\192384P&S - Physics & Astronomy
313206Helicity-dependent quantum phases.Joerg GoetteEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/V048449/1P&S - Physics & Astronomy