Light-Matter Interaction in Flatland
May 21st, 2018 VINOD MENON City College of New York

Two-dimensional (2D) Van der Waals materials have emerged as a very attractive class of optoelectronic material due to the unprecedented strength in its interaction with light. In this talk I will discuss approaches to realize quantum photonic devices by integrating these 2D materials with microcavities, and metamaterials. I will first discuss the formation of strongly coupled half-light half-matter quasiparticles (microcavity polaritons) and their spin-optic control in the 2D transition metal dichacogenide (TMD) systems. Following this, I will discuss the broadband enhancement of light-matter interaction in these 2D materials using photonic hypercrystals and chiral metasurfaces. Finally, I will talk about room temperature single photon emission from hexagonal boron nitride [5] and the prospects of developing deterministic quantum emitters using them through strain engineering.

Seminar, May 21, 2018, 12:00. ICFO’s Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Frank Koppens