Nonlinear optics from nanoscale structures

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Dept of Physics


This project deals with nonlinear light conversion and generation by exploiting sculptured electromagnetic modes in nano-dielectric architectures. It is based on the manipulation of Mie resonances in dielectric nanoparticles and in nanogaps in dielectric materials. Nanodielectrics can nano-localise electromagnetic fields with no optical losses, control light-matter interaction by exploiting co-localised electric and magnetic modes as well as their interference, and offer additional degrees of freedom for nonlinear conversion with unprecedented efficiency. We envisage that nano-dielectrics can lead to the milestone of nanoscale photon pair generation opening a path to nanoscale engineering of quantum systems.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509486/1 01/10/2016 31/03/2022
2277247 Studentship EP/N509486/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2023 Romain Samuel TIROLE