Kalendář akcí VŠCHT Praha

Lecture: Light-matter interaction in the strong field regime: the role of polaritons in bulk metalli


Date: 4/26/2023  10:00 - 11:30      
Location: Uhelna - building A, UCT Prague
Kind: Věda
Event type: Pozvánka, Přednáška
Lecturer: Dr. Thibault Derrien, HiLASE Centre Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Language: CZ

Abstract: Illuminating a solid crystal using an intense and ultrashort laser pulse leads to the “dressing” of its electrons. At high field, this phenomenon sensibly modifies the possible energy levels of the electrons along with their symmetry. In such conditions, insulators usually undergo an ultrafast metallization [1]. While a quantum analysis of this situation describes the excitation of bulk plasmon polaritons, classical considerations rather predict the excitation of surface electromagnetic waves (surface plasmon polaritons) that lead to materials structuring at the scale of the laser wavelength [2]. In this lecture, I will review the mechanisms of polaritons excitation both for bulk and surfaces [3], respectively using quantum and classical points of view of one same physical phenomenon, at the origin of several applications [4-7].


[1] Derrien, T. J.-Y.; Tancogne-Dejean, N.; Zhukov, V.; Appel, H.; Rubio, A. & Bulgakova, N. M. Phys. Rev. B, 2021, 104, L241201.

[2] Derrien, T. J.-Y.; Krüger, J.; Itina, T. E.; Höhm, S.; Rosenfeld, A. & Bonse, J. Opt. Express, 2013, 24, 29643-29655.

[3] Derrien, T. J.-Y.; Krüger, J. & Bonse, J. J. Opt., 2016, 18, 115007.

[4] Gnilitskyi, I.; Derrien, T. J.-Y.; Levy, Y.; Bulgakova, N. M.; Mocek, T. & Orazi, L. Sci. Rep., 2017, 7, 8485.

[5] Dostovalov, A. V.; Derrien, T. J.-Y.; Lizunov, S. A.; Přeucil, F.; Okotrub, K. A.; Mocek, T.; Korolkov, V. P.; Babin, S. A. & Bulgakova, N. M. Appl. Surf. Sci., 2019, 491, 650-658.

[6] Drogowska-Horna, K. A.; Mirza, I.; Rodriguez, A.; Kovařícek, P.; Sládek, J.; Derrien, T. J.-Y.; Gedvilas, M.; Raciukaitis, G.; Frank, O.; Bulgakova, N. M. & Kalbác, M. Nano Res., 2020, 13, 2332.

[7] Gnilitskyi, I.; Orazi, L.; Derrien, T. J.-Y.; Bulgakova, N. M. & Mocek, T. Method and system of ultrafast laser writing of highly-regular periodic structures. European Patent Office, No. WO/2018/010707.

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