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