Advances in Polaritons
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2022) | Viewed by 5263
Interests: first principle calculation; semiconductor doping; Raman; field emission; phonon polariton
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Polaritons are light–matter hybrid quasiparticles. Polaritons inherit their attributes from both their light and matter constituents. More specifically, a polariton is a quantum mechanical superposition of a photon with a matter excitation, the latter being a collective mode in solids and superconducting circuits or an electron in atoms, molecules or even superconducting qubits. They can originate in different physical phenomena: conduction electrons in graphene and topological insulators (surface plasmon polaritons), infrared-active phonons in polar crystals (phonon polaritons), excitons in dichalcogenide materials (exciton polaritons), superfluidity in FeSe- and Cu-based superconductors with high critical temperature Tc (Cooper-pair polaritons), and magnetic resonances (magnon polaritons).
They offer a practical approach toward nanoscale light trapping and manipulation. Beyond nano-optical technologies, images of polaritonic standing and traveling waves contain rich insights into quantum phenomena occurring in the host material supporting polaritons, and they provide an approach toward optics-based materials research. Alongside future advances in the understanding of the physics and interactions of polaritons, solutions to application challenges may be anticipated in areas such as loss compensation, nanoscale lasing, quantum optics, and nanomanipulation.
The aim of the current Special Issue is to cover promising, recent, and novel research trends in polaritons. Areas to be covered in this Special Issue may include, but are not limited to:
Dr. Weiliang Wang
Prof. Dr. Fu-Li Hsiao
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- phonon polariton
- plasmon polariton
- exciton polariton
- Cooper-pair polariton
- magnon polariton