International Center for Polaritonics


The International Center for Polaritonics is designed as a world-leading research center that combines the expertise and resources of three major research groups: the Quantum Optoelectronics group headed by Dr. Pavlos Savvidis,  the Carbyne Laboratory headed by Dr. Stella Kutrovskaya, and the Theory group headed by Professor Alexey Kavokin who also provides the overall leadership and strategic planning.

The Center will produce low-dimensional multilayer semiconductor structures for the research and applications in Polaritonics: the physics of strongly coupled light-matter systems. The crystal growth facilities will include the molecular beam epitaxy and chemical vapor deposition reactors as well as the laser ablation technology. The original semiconductor structures will be characterized by means of the ultrafast optical spectroscopy with high spatial resolution. The optical experiments will be performed at the liquid Helium temperature and in the presence of magnetic fields up to 7T. The anticipated results will include polariton lasing and superfluidity, polariton simulators, polariton based sources of non-classical light, polariton-induced superconductivity. The theoretical group will contribute to the design of new structures, modelling of their quantum optical properties, development of new device concepts. The theory-experiment cooperation will be conducted on an everyday basis with regular feedbacks from modelling to the experiment and vice-versa. The Center will serve as a platform for a wide-scale international cooperation. Every year it will host tens of scientists coming from the world-leading universities of the USA, EU, Russia and Asia. The Center will host international research meetings, conferences and schools.

西湖大学理学院国际极化激元研究中心由讲席教授Alexey Kavokin博士带领的理论组,副教授Pavlos Savvidis博士带领的量子光电实验室和研究员Stella Kutrovskaya博士带领的碳炔实验室组成,将着重于利用由光子和电子耦合得到的一种“准粒子”——极化激元——来研究包括超导和超流在内的物理现象及应用。


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Shilongshan ST #18, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, CN

中国浙江省杭州市西湖区云栖小镇石龙山街18号   0571-85273916

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