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Nano-optics on flatland: from quantum nanotechnology to nano-bio-photonics

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Project "2DNANOPTICA" data sheet

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Organization address
city: OVIEDO
postcode: 33003

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Total cost 1˙459˙219 €
 EC max contribution 1˙459˙219 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2021-12-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO ES (OVIEDO) coordinator 1˙459˙219.00


 Project objective

Ubiquitous in nature, light-matter interactions are of fundamental importance in science and all optical technologies. Understanding and controlling them has been a long-pursued objective in modern physics. However, so far, related experiments have relied on traditional optical schemes where, owing to the classical diffraction limit, control of optical fields to length scales below the wavelength of light is prevented. Importantly, this limitation impedes to exploit the extraordinary fundamental and scaling potentials of nanoscience and nanotechnology. A solution to concentrate optical fields into sub-diffracting volumes is the excitation of surface polaritons –coupled excitations of photons and mobile/bound charges in metals/polar materials (plasmons/phonons)-. However, their initial promises have been hindered by either strong optical losses or lack of electrical control in metals, and difficulties to fabricate high optical quality nanostructures in polar materials. With the advent of two-dimensional (2D) materials and their extraordinary optical properties, during the last 2-3 years the visualization of both low-loss and electrically tunable (active) plasmons in graphene and high optical quality phonons in monolayer and multilayer h-BN nanostructures have been demonstrated in the mid-infrared spectral range, thus introducing a very encouraging arena for scientifically ground-breaking discoveries in nano-optics. Inspired by these extraordinary prospects, this ERC project aims to make use of our knowledge and unique expertise in 2D nanoplasmonics, and the recent advances in nanophononics, to establish a technological platform that, including coherent sources, waveguides, routers, and efficient detectors, permits an unprecedented active control and manipulation (at room temperature) of light and light-matter interactions on the nanoscale, thus laying experimentally the foundations of a 2D nano-optics field.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Weiliang Ma, Pablo Alonso-González, Shaojuan Li, Alexey Y. Nikitin, Jian Yuan, Javier Martín-Sánchez, Javier Taboada-Gutiérrez, Iban Amenabar, Peining Li, Saül Vélez, Christopher Tollan, Zhigao Dai, Yupeng Zhang, Sharath Sriram, Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Shuit-Tong Lee, Rainer Hillenbrand, Qiaoliang Bao
In-plane anisotropic and ultra-low-loss polaritons in a natural van der Waals crystal
published pages: 557-562, ISSN: 0028-0836, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0618-9
Nature 562/7728 2019-08-29
2019 Alfaro-Mozaz, Francisco J.; Rodrigo, Sergio G.; Alonso-González, Pablo; Vélez, Saül; Dolado, Irene; Casanova, Fèlix; Hueso, Luis E.; Martín-Moreno, Luis; Hillenbrand, Rainer; Nikitin, Alexey Y.
Deeply subwavelength phonon-polaritonic crystal made of a van der Waals material
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000315281
Nature Communications, 10 42 2019-08-29
2017 Marta Autore, Peining Li, Irene Dolado, Francisco J Alfaro-Mozaz, Ruben Esteban, Ainhoa Atxabal, Fèlix Casanova, Luis E Hueso, Pablo Alonso-González, Javier Aizpurua, Alexey Y Nikitin, Saül Vélez, Rainer Hillenbrand
Boron nitride nanoresonators for phonon-enhanced molecular vibrational spectroscopy at the strong coupling limit
published pages: 17172, ISSN: 2047-7538, DOI: 10.1038/lsa.2017.172
Light: Science & Applications 7/4 2019-06-13
2017 F. J. Alfaro-Mozaz, P. Alonso-González, S. Vélez, I. Dolado, M. Autore, S. Mastel, F. Casanova, L. E. Hueso, P. Li, A. Y. Nikitin, R. Hillenbrand
Nanoimaging of resonating hyperbolic polaritons in linear boron nitride antennas
published pages: 15624, ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15624
Nature Communications 8 2019-06-13
2017 Mark B. Lundeberg, Yuanda Gao, Reza Asgari, Cheng Tan, Ben Van Duppen, Marta Autore, Pablo Alonso-González, Achim Woessner, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Rainer Hillenbrand, James Hone, Marco Polini, Frank H. L. Koppens
Tuning quantum nonlocal effects in graphene plasmonics
published pages: 187-191, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/SCIENCE.AAN2735
Science 357/6347 2019-06-13

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