Manipulating light with ring resonators coupled to antennas and mechanical motion

Location: 
Mann Engineer Student Center - Room 107 (located in Dunham Lab – 10 Hillhouse Ave) See map
10 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Special Solid State & Optics Seminar Series

sponsored by “The Flint Fund Series on Quantum Devices and Nanostructures”

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

3:30pm

Mann Engineer Student Center - Room 107

(located in Dunham Lab – 10 Hillhouse Ave) 

Dr. Freek Ruesink

The FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) in the Netherlands 

Manipulating light with ring resonators coupled to antennas and mechanical motion

I will discuss resonant micro- and nanophotonic structures that have the potential to enhance light-matter interactions and direct the flow of light. In particular this talk will focus on high quality-factor ring resonators that can be used to tailor the optical response of a system. This is achieved by resonantly coupling the ring resonator’s optical modes to either plasmonic nanoantennas or to a mechanical mode of the structure itself. Our experimental and theoretical results show that controlled interactions between these resonant modes of disparate nature can yield an unusual optical response. In the optomechanical system this unusual response manifests itself as a violation of Lorentz reciprocity for light. During my talk I will discuss this breaking of Lorentz reciprocity and show our recent theoretical and experimental progress on this matter.

Prof. Peter Rakich

Applied Physics, Yale University

Event time: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 3:30pm
Sponsor: 
The Flint Fund Series on Quantum Devices and Nanostructures”
Presented By: 
Freek Ruesink
Department: 
The FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) in the Netherlands
Hosted By: 
Prof. Peter Rakich