Control polaritons by patterning the 3D environment of a 2D material

Seminar
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Speaker
Dr. Hanan Herzig Sheinfux. ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain.
Date
04/01/2023 - 13:00 - 12:00Add to Calendar 2023-01-04 12:00:00 2023-01-04 13:00:00 Control polaritons by patterning the 3D environment of a 2D material An important, yet sometimes understated, property of 2D materials is that they are embedded in a 3D environment, which makes them amenable to external manipulation in ways in which 3D materials are not. In this talk, I will demonstrate how this concept can be applied to confine hyperbolic phonon polaritons volumes 8 orders of magnitude smaller than the volume of a vacuum photon (λ03), while still maintaining an appreciable quality factor (Q~100). This breaks away from the nanophotonics paradigm that deep subwavelength  cavities always exhibit low quality factors (high absorption). These new cavities pave the way to exciting cavity quantum electrodynamics experiments, novel multimodal interaction effects and Floquet driving physics. Nanotechnology, 9th floor seminar room Department of Physics physics.dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
Nanotechnology, 9th floor seminar room
Abstract

An important, yet sometimes understated, property of 2D materials is that they are embedded in a 3D environment, which makes them amenable to external manipulation in ways in which 3D materials are not. In this talk, I will demonstrate how this concept can be applied to confine hyperbolic phonon polaritons volumes 8 orders of magnitude smaller than the volume of a vacuum photon (λ03), while still maintaining an appreciable quality factor (Q~100). This breaks away from the nanophotonics paradigm that deep subwavelength  cavities always exhibit low quality factors (high absorption). These new cavities pave the way to exciting cavity quantum electrodynamics experiments, novel multimodal interaction effects and Floquet driving physics.

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