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HYMECAV: Metal Hybrid Cavities.

Project reference: 612564

Project Phase: Active

Project Status: Execution

Duration: From 2014-06-01 to 2018-01-31

Total cost: EUR 277 400

EU contribution: EUR 277 400

Objective: Quantum semiconductor microcavities are structures in which photons can be confined within an area whose size is comparable to the wavelength of light. In this scenario, light-matter interactions can be substantially enhanced. A traditional microcavity is composed of two dielectric or semiconductor Bragg reflectors confining an active area which contains a quantum object such as a quantum well. From the initial observation of strong coupling between photons and excitons in such microcavities, the physics of polaritons has developed very quickly demonstrating such fascinating effects as stimulated scattering and Bose-condensation of polariton; room-temperature polariton lasing, superfluidity, bistability and multistability, soliton formation and many others. Recently it was shown that a localized state of light (Tamm Plasmon) can be formed at the interface between a specially designed Bragg mirror and metallic layer. For decades it was assumed that metallic elements are detrimental to optical coherence and lasing, however the intrinsic properties of the spatial distribution of the electric field of the Tamm Plasmon facilitate optical coherence and lasing in a microcavity with an embedded metallic layer. By coupling a microcavity polariton to a Tamm Plasmon, lateral localization can be achieved, opening the way for polaritonic logic elements and polaritonic circuits.This project is aimed at the design, fabrication and investigation of novel optoelectronic structures: hybrid metallic microcavities. These structures will be used for fabrication of lasers and sources of single photons and entangled photon pairs, polaritonic logic circuits as well as for fundamental studies of microcavity polaritons.

Participants:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

HELMHOLTZSTRASSE 10

DRESDEN, Germany

Administrative contact: Hartmut Froeb

Tel.: +49 351 463 33432

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK

SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom

Administrative contact: Andrew King

Tel.: +44 1142224754

Fax: +44 1142221452

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

Rue Michel -Ange 3

PARIS, France

Administrative contact: Philippe Cavelier

Tel.: +33145075753

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

BOULEVARD DU 11 NOVEMBRE 1918 NUM43

VILLEURBANNE CEDEX, France

Administrative contact: Javier Olaiz

Tel.: +33472697600

Fax: +33472697609

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Anker Engelundsvej 1, Building 101A

KONGENS LYNGBY, Denmark

Administrative contact: Kresten Yvind

Tel.: +45 45256366

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

SCHLOSSPLATZ 2

MUENSTER, Germany

Administrative contact: Seffen Michaelis De Vascocellos

Tel.: +49 251 83 39

country :United Kingdom

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