The doctoral thesis of PhD Antti Moilanen titled “Bose -Einstein condensation in plasmonic lattices” deals with plasmonics , i.e. the interaction of light with metallic nano-sized structures.
This dissertation introduces the first Bose-Einstein condensate in a plasmonic system and investigates the properties of the condensate both in the weak and strong coupling regimes. The condensate studied in this work is half a millimeter long, making it reportedly the largest luminous condensate to date. In addition, the dissertation presents a new theoretical model for strongly coupled organic systems.
Room temperature operation, robustness, and high luminosity of the samples provides a promising platform for fundamental studies of quantum dynamics in non-equilibrium systems. The coherent light produced by the condensate can potentially be utilized, for example, in the fields of sensing, optical communications, and quantum information technology.
The doctoral thesis of PhD Antti Moilanen titled “Bose -Einstein condensation in plasmonic lattices” Aalto University was chosen as the photonics dissertation of the year 2022.
Read full story (Fin) in Photonics Finland members magazine Fotoni 2/2022 Here.