QUINST events: seminars, workshops and conferences

Dr. Alexia Auffèves (Institut Néel-CNRS, Grenoble, France) (Seminar)

When and where

From: 12/2011 To: 12/2016


2010/05/10, Dr. Alexia Auffèves (Institut Néel-CNRS, Grenoble, France)

Place:  Sala de Seminarios del Departamento de Física Teórica e Historia de la Ciencia
Time: 12h.
Title: Quantum dots coupled to solid-state cavities

In this talk I will give an overview of our research framework, namely the study of cavity quantum electrodynamics effects (CQED) for solid-state emitters like quantum dots (QDs) coupled to semi-conducting cavities. Thanks to technological progresses in the field of solid-state physics, a wide range of quantum optics experiments previously restricted to atomic physics, can now be implemented using QDs and semi-conducting cavities. Still, a QD is far from being an isolated atom. As a matter of fact, solid state emitters are intrinsically coupled to the matrix they are embedded in, leading to decoherence and phase relaxation that unavoidably broaden any transition between the discrete states of such artificial atoms. At the same time, very high quality factors and ultra small modal volumes are achieved for state of the art cavities. These new conditions open an unexplored regime for CQED so far,  where the emitter's linewidth can be of the same order of magnitude, or even broader than the cavity mode one.