Two dimensional acoustic horizon and ergosphere in a nonlocal photon superfluid

David Vocke*, Calum Maitland, Angus Prain, Francesco Marino, Daniele Faccio

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present experimental evidence of a two-dimensional black hole horizon and ergosphere for the first time in an analogue system using a nonlocal photon fluid based on a thermal nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science 2017
PublisherOSA Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781943580279
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2017
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science 2017 - Convention Center, San Jose, United States
Duration: 14 May 201719 May 2017 (CLEO Archive website)


ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science 2017
Abbreviated titleCLEO_QELS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose
OtherWithin the scope of a single conference, CLEO provides a forum where attendees
can explore new scientific ideas, engineering concepts, and emerging applications in fields such as biophotonics, optical communications, and novel light sources.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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