Available student project - Exciton polaritons in 2D atomically thin materials

Research fields

  • Photonics, Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
Schematics of a solid-state microcavity with a TMD layer hosting excition polaritons. Distributed Bragg reflectors ensure strong exciton-photon coupling.

Project details

Atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) represent a perfect 2D "flatland" platform for creating excitons with large binding energies and coupling them to light in optical microcavities. This project aims to design, fabricate, and spectroscopically interrogate TMD-based microcavities and progress towards Bose-Einstein condensation of exciton polaritons in these structures. The excitement in the field comes from the possibility to observe dissipationless (superfluid) exciton-polariton transport at room temperature using the new 2D material platform.

This project is supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Future Low-Energy Electronics Technology (FLEET). A scholarship top-up, as well as training, collaboration, and networking opportunities will be offered to FLEET students.

Required background

Fundamentals of solid state physics, condensed matter physics, quantum physics, and optics are desirable, but not essential.

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • Honours or MSc project
  • Phd or MPhil

Contact supervisor

Ostrovskaya, Elena profile

Other supervisor(s)

Truscott, Andrew  profile

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