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Exciton, Photon and Spin Physics Axis

Coordinators : Mauro ANTEZZA and Thierry GUILLET
Secretary : Tél. : +33 (0) 4 67 14 37 87 - Fax : +33 (0) 4 67 14 37 60

Research fields

The PEPS division is composed of experimentalists and theorists, having a common interest in radiation-matter interaction, considered either as an object or as a tool for our studies. It gathers three research teams:

- The "Theory of Light-Matter and Quantum Phenomena (RMPQ)" team, developing its activity around 6 main topics:

Non-equilibrium quantum dynamics Casimir-Lifshitz interactions Heat transfer Complex quantum systems Many-body physics Nanophotonics and plasmonics

- Two teams gathering mainly experimentalists (The "Optics of collective states and Spin (OECS)"team and the "Solid-State Quantum Technologies (S2QT)" team) developing their activity around 6 main topics:

Spin Physics Collective Quantum States Wide bandgap materials and UV photonics
2D Materials Nanophotonics and metamaterials Solid-state Quantum Technologies

Experimental Plateforms

The experimental activities rely on advanced facilities including:

Spectroscopy down to the UV spectral range Magneto-optics

Join us

The division offers many opportunities for internship, at all level and duration. It also offers PhD or postdoctoral positions. These offers include:

- Internship : Thermal sensing at nanoscale with a single spin qubit
- Internship : Imaging magnetism at nanoscale with a quantum magnetometer
- Internship : Identifying spin qubit defects in wide bandgap materials
- Internship : Optical thermotronics
- Internship, Thesis : Polariton collective states and solitons in a polaritonic waveguide
- Internship (Master, 1st year) : Blue and UV-emitting microdisk lasers for integrated photonics
- Internship/PhD (Master, rather 2nd year, or PhD): Spin noise spectroscopy of electrons in semiconductors->doc1184]
- Master Internship/funded PhD: Optical spectroscopy of quantum fluids of indirect excitons

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Latest publications

+ Strong geometry dependence of the Casimir force between interpenetrated rectangular gratings doi link

Author(s): Wang Mingkang, Tang Lu, Ng C. Y., Messina R., Guizal B., Crosse J. a., Antezza M., Chan Che ting, Chan Ho bun

(Article) Published: Nature Communications, vol. 12 p.600 (2021)