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Topological Classification of Weyl Points in Dispersive Continuous Media

Fonseca, G. F. ; Prudêncio, F. ; Silveirinha, M. G. ; Huidobro, P.

Topological Classification of Weyl Points in Dispersive Continuous Media, Proc Metamaterials International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena Metamaterials, Crete, Greece, Vol. , pp. - , September, 2023.

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In recent years there has been a great interest in topological materials and in their intriguing properties. Here, we present a first principles method to compute topological invariants of three-dimensional gapless phases. Our approach allows to calculate the topological charges of Weyl points through the efficient numerical computation of gap Chern numbers, which relies solely on the photonic Green’s function of the system. We particularize the framework to the Weyl points that are found to emerge in a magnetized plasma due to the breaking of time reversal symmetry. We discuss the relevance of modelling nonlocality when considering
the topological properties of continuous media such as the magnetized plasma.