Conference Agenda

PLENARY SPEECH: Jacqueline Bloch
Thursday, 15/Sept/2022:
10:30am - 11:15am

Session Chair: Said Rodriguez, AMOLF, Netherlands, The
Location: Auditorium

1st floor, next to registration desk, 400 seats

Professor at Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnol, France

Title: Polariton quantum fluids in semiconductor lattices

Session Abstract

Non-linear photonic resonators, coupled within a lattice, have appeared in the recent years as a powerful synthetic platform to imprint on light fascinating physical properties such as superfluidity, Bose Einstein condensation processes or topological properties. Such realizations are not only interesting from a fundamental point of view, but also inspire innovative photonic devices.

Jacqueline Bloch will give an introductory presentation of polariton quantum fluids that can be generated in semiconductor cavities and illustrate some of the main research avenues developed using this photonic platform. She will discuss how her group demonstrated that polariton condensates belong to a different universality class than their equilibrium counterpart. Probing the spatio-temporal coherence of a 1D polariton condensate, her group evidenced universal Kardar Parisi Zhang scaling laws. This major result directly applies to any spatially extended lasing systems such as topological lasers or extended VCSELs.


More about the speaker

Jacqueline Bloch is CNRS Research director at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Palaiseau, France. She is an experimentalist, expert in light matter coupling in semiconductors. Making use of state of the art nanotechnology facilities available at C2N, her group has made pioneering contributions in the study of quantum fluids of light, exploring a large variety of physical problems, from superfluidity to acoustic black hole, flat band and Dirac physics, from topological photonics to KPZ universal scalings.

She is Professeur Chargée de Cours at Ecole Polytechnique. She was awarded the 2015 Jean Ricard Prize, the 2017 CNR Silver medal and the 2019 Ampère Prize of the French Academy of Science. Since 2019, she is a member of the French Academy of Science.

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