The research paper participated in by Research Fellow Shen Linfang and Professor Deng Xiaohua was published in Science

The latest research achievement participated in by Research Fellow Shen Linfang and Professor Deng Xiaohua of Nanchang University, Breaking Lorentz reciprocity to overcome the time-bandwidth limit in physics and engineering, was published in Science in June 23, 2017 (DOI: 10.1126/science.aam6662).

Resonator cavity and wave guide devices are widely present in various kinds of physical and engineering systems that support light wave, electric wave and sound wave. Various kinds of products such as mobile phones, television sets, and lasers for optic communications in our daily life need massive harmonic oscillators and wave guides. These systems are considered to be limited to one basic limit, namely: the dump energy time of resonator cavity is reversely proportional to its band width. The law of limit in time - bandwidth product has been never been challenged since its proposal over one hundred years ago.

    The Dong Xiaohua Team of Institute of Space Science and Technology of Nanchang University cooperates with University of Ottawa and Zhejiang University, and this limit in time - band width has been broken through by using the mixed resonant cavity / wave guide system (see Fig. 2) of magneto-optic containing materials.  In the asymmetric (time) system they study, the band width is no longer limited to the energy storage time. The traditional time - band width limit is even enlarged by 1000 times; theoretically speaking, there is basically no upper limit in these (time) asymmetric systems. The break-through in resonance system time - band width limit will bring profound impacts on the multiple fields of physics and engineering, and its potential prospect in application is very widely, including communications, optical detection, energy collection and information storage. It can be predicted that, massive principle-based new devices and systems will emerge as the times require.

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