Condensed Matter Physics Seminar - Nigel Cooper

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This is part of a virtual seminar series in theoretical condensed matter and atomic physics, with the aim to connect researchers working at different Nordic universities.

29 Sep 2023
14:15 - 15:15
Online via zoom

Theory of Strongly Interacting Polaritons in Moiré Materials 

Nigel Cooper (University of Cambridge)

Abstract: Moiré excitons promise a new platform with which to generate and manipulate hybrid quantum phases of light and matter in unprecedented regimes of interaction strength. We explore the properties in this regime, through studies of a Bose-Hubbard model of excitons coupled to cavity photons. We show that the steady states exhibit a rich phase diagram with pronounced bistabilities governed by multiphoton resonances reflecting the strong interexciton interactions. In the presence of an incoherent pumping of excitons we find that the system can realize single- and multiphoton lasers.

The seminar is held digitally via Zoom


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Condensed Matter Physics Seminar