Category: Research Highlights

When Quantum Light Meets Matter

When Quantum Light Meets Matter

Article: published in Physical Review A by J. C. López Carreño, C. Sánchez Muñoz, E. del Valle and F. P. Laussy, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researchers.. A theoretical analysis of...

Example of a nanophotonic system where organic molecules are strongly coupled to a plasmon mode (confined light mode) in the gap between two metallic nanoparticles, thus suppressing the photochemical reaction sketched in the inset.

Suppressing Photochemical Reactions Through Strong Coupling

Article: published in Nature Communications by Javier Galego, Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal and Johannes Feist, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researchers. Photoisomerization is a change in chemical structure of a molecule after...

Attosecond Correlation Dynamics. Image Copyright: M. Ossiander and M. Schultze

Attosecond Correlation Dynamics

Article: published in Nature Physics by Johannes Feist, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researcher. When light hits an atom, it can eject an electron through the process of photoionization. Up to...

Uncoupled Dark States Can Inherit Polaritonic Properties

Article: published in Physical Review Letters by Carlos Gonzalez-Ballestero, Johannes Feist, Esteban Moreno and F. J. García-Vidal, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researchers. The phenomenon of collective strong coupling emerges when an ensemble...

Polaritonic Rabi and Josephson Oscillations

Polaritonic Rabi and Josephson Oscillations

Article: published in Scientific Reports by Fabrice P. Laussy, Department of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and IFIMAC researcher. Polaritons arise from the strong-coupling between light and matter (1). As a particle, a polariton is...