Polariton BEC group

We undertake experimental and theoretical research on Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) of exciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities. Our projects include low-dimensional physics of exciton-polaritons, the generation of non-classical states, non-equlibrium physics, and fundamental investigations aiming to enable future polaritonic devices.

Following the links on this website you can find out more about our research activities. If you are interested in our research and would like to talk to us about an Honours, MPhil, or a PhD project, we would love to hear from you!

Our group was established in 2013, and currently contributes to the research program of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET) formed in 2017.

Polaritonics: harnessing collective behaviour of half-light half-matter

Observation of the first polariton BEC in 2006 has prompted the emergence of polaritonics – a new field of optoelectronics that employs collective quantum effects in solid state, cost-effective devices. Our group is actively involved in studies of exciton-polariton BEC formed in high-quality III-V semiconductor microcavities hosting GaAs quantum wells.

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Exciton-Polaritons in novel TMDC semiconductors

Recently atomically-thin, two-dimensional layers of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have emerged as a new platform for hosting excitons with large binding energies, which survive up to the room temperatures. As part of the ARC CoE FLEET, we aim to engineer optical microcavities with embedded TMDC monolayers for studies of exciton-polariton phenomena. Our ultimate goal is observation of exciton-polariton condensation and superfluidity at room temperature enabled by these novel semiconductor materials.

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