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TeraHertz detection enabled by mOleculaR optomechanics

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Project "THOR" data sheet

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Coordinator
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA 

Organization address
address: CAMINO DE VERA SN EDIFICIO 3A
city: VALENCIA
postcode: 46022
website: www.upv.es

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Total cost 3˙274˙122 €
 EC max contribution 3˙274˙122 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.2.1. (FET Open)
 Code Call H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-03-01   to  2022-02-28

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA ES (VALENCIA) coordinator 581˙162.00
2    THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 598˙587.00
3    ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE CH (LAUSANNE) participant 594˙000.00
4    STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN NL (UTRECHT) participant 498˙437.00
5    LYTID FR (ORSAY) participant 342˙550.00
6    KING'S COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 332˙031.00
7    AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS ES (MADRID) participant 327˙353.00

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 Project objective

The generation, manipulation and detection of electromagnetic waves across the entire frequency spectrum is the cornerstone of modern technologies, underpinning wide disciplines across sensing, imaging, spectroscopy and data processing, amongst others. Whilst the last century has witnessed an impressive evolution in devices operating at frequencies either below 0.1 THz (microwave and antenna technology) or above 50 THz (near-infrared and visible optical technology), in between the lack of suitable materials and structures for efficient electromagnetic manipulation has resulted in the so-called “THz gap” : a band of frequencies in the 0.3 – 30 THz region of the spectrum for which compact and cost-effective sources and detectors do not exist – even though their application has enormous potential in medical diagnostics, security, astronomy, and wireless communication. In this project, we will demonstrate the first nano-scale, cost-effective, fast and low-noise detector working at room temperature in the 1 – 30 THz range by developing a radically new concept of signal up-conversion to visible/near-infrared (VIS/NIR) radiation, leveraging the latest scientific breakthroughs in the new scientific field of molecular cavity optomechanics. In particular, we will design and synthesize molecules with both large IR and Raman vibrational activity in that THz range to be integrated into plasmonic nano- and pico-cavities so that their vibration mediates the coherent transfer of energy from the THz to the laser signal driving the cavity. In our approach, we will also employ THz antennas to improve the coupling efficiency of the THz field to the molecules. This bold vision, which builds on the fundamentals of light-matter interaction (science) and converges toward the on-chip integration in a silicon-compatible chip (technology), completely surpasses any previous technological paradigms related to the measurement of THz molecular vibration as well as its possible manipulation.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Wen Chen (EPFL)
Developing tunable plasmonic nanocavities for control of optical processes in 2D semiconductors
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
WE-Heraeus-Seminar on “2D Materials for Photonic Quantum Technologies” Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (Germany) 2020-04-15
2020 Wen Chen (EPFL)
Blinking of Intrinsic Light Emission from Plasmonic Nanojunctions
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(SCOM), Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg (Sweden) 2020-04-15
2020 Tomáš Neuman, Javier Aizpurua, Ruben Esteban
Quantum theory of surface-enhanced resonant Raman scattering (SERRS) of molecules in strongly coupled plasmon–exciton systems
published pages: 295-308, ISSN: 2192-8614, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2019-0336
Nanophotonics 9/2 2020-04-15
2020 O.S. Ojambati, W.M. Deacon, R. Chikkaraddy, C. Readman, Q. Lin, Z. Koczor-Benda, E. Rosta, O.A. Scherman, J.J. Baumberg
Breaking the selection rules of spin-forbidden molecular absorption in plasmonic nanocavities
published pages: , ISSN: 0000-0000, DOI:
submitted 2020-04-15
2019 Aleksandr Y. Pereverzev, Zsuzsanna Koczor-Benda, Erik Saparbaev, Vladimir N. Kopysov, Edina Rosta, Oleg V. Boyarkin
Spectroscopic Evidence for Peptide-Bond-Selective Ultraviolet Photodissociation
published pages: 206-209, ISSN: 1948-7185, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b03221
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 11/1 2020-04-15
2020 Philippe Roelli (EPFL)
Optically probing electronics, plasmonics and mechanics inside sub-nm junctions;
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Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies conference, Saanen, Switzerland 2020-04-15

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