Recent experimental developments in nanophotonics , circuit QED  and cold atoms  allow to engineer systems where quantum emitters couple to low dimensional photon-like reservoirs with non-trivial energy dispersions.
20 January 2017
The idea of studying strong matter-light coupling using organic molecules has a long history, but has recently seen an explosion of experimental interest. In particular exciton-polariton lasing and condensation has now been observed in a variety of organic media, including anthracene, organic polymers, and fluorenes.
09 January 2017
When photoactive molecules strongly interact with confined light, for instance inside optical cavities or near (localised) surface plasmons, new hybrid light-matter states may form, the so-called polaritons or plexcitons.
20 October 2016
One of the major roadblocks to scale optical quantum technologies is the probabilistic operation of quantum optical gates that are based on the coalescence of two indistinguishable photons.