Second-Harmonic generation from hybrid states

We just published a new paper in Nano Letters, resulting from  a collaboration with colleagues at IPCMS (Strasbourg), and Radboud University (Nijmegen), about second-harmonic generation boosted by hybrid light-matter states. This effect is induced by the modification of the nonlinear optical (NLO) susceptibility of organic nanofiber crystals placed into optical microcavities. As the system could be even further optimized, in particular by the use of other types of optical resonators, this opens the door to more efficient NLO organic devices. Please find the paper in our publications page !


Seminar Marcus Seidel about ultrafast spectroscopy

On Thursday, 24th of November, our guest Marcus Seidel, from Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany)  will give a talk entitled

“About femtoseconds : pulse compression, mid-infrared generation and measurements of ultrafast molecular responses”

It will take place in the 1st floor seminar room (125) at 11am and you are all welcome to listen to him and/or to meet him.


A blog on our paper

Derek Lowe, publisher for Science Translational Medicine , has written a nice blog about our recent paper published in Angewandte Chemie, about ground-state chemical reactivity under vibrational strong-coupling. You can read the blog here, where you will also find links to other blogs about former results. And the paper itself is of course downloadable from the publications page of this site.