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Quantum Topological Polaritonics

Project description

Laying the foundations for quantum topological polaritonics

Polaritonics is an intermediate regime between photonics and sub-microwave electronics. Bound electron-hole pairs, or excitons, are strongly coupled to cavity photons, giving rise to interacting quasiparticles: polaritons. Topological polaritonic states emerge in nanostructured microcavities solely from polariton repulsive interactions and can be controlled by optical methods. In contrast to electronic and photonic topological physics, quantum topological polaritonics combines strong nonlinear and non-Hermitian quantum effects that remain to be explored. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, the QuanToPol project will provide a fundamental theory for quantum topological polaritonics. The focus will be on developing the geometric theory and the topological classification of polaritonic states.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
Net EU contribution
€ 196 707,84
Address
49 Bd Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont Ferrand
France

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00