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Mid- and far-IR optoelectronic devices based on Bose-Einstein condensation

Objectif

Optoelectronic devices typically operate in the weak coupling regime between light and matter, for example in conventional lasers relying on population inversion to achieve optical gain. Recently there has been a surge of interest in quantum systems operating instead in the strong coupling regime, when the coupling strength of the light-matter interaction is so strong that new states – cavity polaritons – are created, that are partially light, partially material excitation. In semiconductors, exciton-polaritons have been the most widely studied type of strongly coupled system. Recently a new phenomenon has been realized exploiting intersubband transitions. The resulting excitations are called intersubband polaritons, and they have two remarkable properties: (i) a bosonic character that is maintained up to high carrier densities since they are not restricted by the Mott transition limit; (ii) large Rabi splittings. Although the scientific community has explored the basic science of intersubband polaritons, their potential for future and innovative optoelectronic devices has been entirely untapped.
The MIR-BOSE project will realize this potential, and demonstrate disruptive optoelectronic devices operating in the strong coupling regime between light and matter. We will demonstrate the first bosonic lasers operating in the mid-IR and THz ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum. Laser action here does not rely on population inversion, so we will achieve temperature independent operation and high powers. We will demonstrate a new concept of inverse-Q-switching leading to the generation of high power pulses in the mid-IR, overcoming severe bottlenecks in current technology. Finally, we will demonstrate non-classical/quantum light sources and devices, generating squeezed states of light in the mid-IR/THz spectral range for quantum optics. These new sources will have a major impact on several technologies and applications, being advantageous compared to current solutions.

Champ scientifique

  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/optique
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/électromagnétisme et électronique/conductivité électrique/semiconducteur
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/physique quantique/optique quantique
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/physique de la matière condensée/condensat de bose-einstein
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/optique/physique des lasers

Appel à propositions

H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017
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Régime de financement

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinateurs

UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD

Participation terminée

Adresse
Rue Georges Clemenceau 15
91405 Orsay Cedex
France
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 0
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAY
Adresse
Immeuble Technologique Entree B Rte De L Orme Aux Merisiers
91190 Saint Aubin
France
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 466 562,50

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 589 057,50
Adresse
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET REGENSBURG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 389 402,50
Adresse
Universitatsstrasse 31
93053 Regensburg
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
Contribution de l’UE
€ 453 750
Adresse
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 303 375
Adresse
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 849 316,25
Adresse
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 617 196,25
Adresse
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEMATYS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 117 500
Adresse
6 Cite De Trevise
75009 Paris
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)