To Be Rescheduled, Ken Singer - Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Ultrastrongly Coupled Organic Cavity Polaritons

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April 10, 2020
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Add to Calendar 2020-04-10 15:00:00 2020-04-10 16:00:00 To Be Rescheduled, Ken Singer - Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Ultrastrongly Coupled Organic Cavity Polaritons To Be Rescheduled   Seminar Series: Optical Science   Title: Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Ultrastrongly Coupled Organic Cavity Polaritons   Ken Singer, Case Western Reserve University   Abstract: Exciton-polaritons in organic microcavities are of growing interest in both fundamental investigations and applications. In particular, the large exciton binding energies and oscillator strengths of conjugated organic molecules provide for strongly and ultrastrongly coupled polaritons at room temperature. These facts open the way for new generations of lasers and photonic devices. Multiple coupled microcavities introduce additional degrees of freedom, and have attracted increasing attention. Moreover, given the remarkable nonlinear optical properties of organic materials, organic cavity polaritons present intriguing possibilities for nonlinear optics that arise from the collective nature of the unique hybrid light-matter states. I will introduce the concepts of cavity polaritons and how organic materials provide unique features of both scientific and technical importance. Results on the linear and nonlinear optical properties include observation of a broken degeneracy in ultrastrongly coupled twin cavities beyond the rotating wave approximation, as well as mechanisms of the nonlinear optical response in cavity as seen in third harmonic generation and the optical Kerr effect. Prospects for applications in quantum and optical information will also be described.   Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments available shortly before seminar.   SUBSCRIBE to our email list here. To Be Rescheduled Institute for Optical Science spectroscopy@osu.edu America/New_York public
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To Be Rescheduled

 

Seminar Series: Optical Science

 

Title: Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Ultrastrongly Coupled Organic Cavity Polaritons

 

Ken Singer, Case Western Reserve University

 

Abstract: Exciton-polaritons in organic microcavities are of growing interest in both fundamental investigations and applications. In particular, the large exciton binding energies and oscillator strengths of conjugated organic molecules provide for strongly and ultrastrongly coupled polaritons at room temperature. These facts open the way for new generations of lasers and photonic devices. Multiple coupled microcavities introduce additional degrees of freedom, and have attracted increasing attention. Moreover, given the remarkable nonlinear optical properties of organic materials, organic cavity polaritons present intriguing possibilities for nonlinear optics that arise from the collective nature of the unique hybrid light-matter states. I will introduce the concepts of cavity polaritons and how organic materials provide unique features of both scientific and technical importance. Results on the linear and nonlinear optical properties include observation of a broken degeneracy in ultrastrongly coupled twin cavities beyond the rotating wave approximation, as well as mechanisms of the nonlinear optical response in cavity as seen in third harmonic generation and the optical Kerr effect. Prospects for applications in quantum and optical information will also be described.

 

Event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments available shortly before seminar.

 

SUBSCRIBE to our email list here.