Ultrafast cavity switching : a novel ressource for solid-state CQED

Tobias Sattler

CEA Grenoble-INAC

Since september 2014, Tobias SATTLER is a PhD student at CEA Grenoble / INAC. Before, he achieved his M.Sc. at the universities of Grenoble and Karlsruhe. His current work is funded by a scholarship of the LANEF (Laboratoire d'Alliances Nanoscience-Energies du futur) excellent cluster in Grenoble. His PhD aims on the fabrication, characterization and investigation of innovative microlaser structures and also on cavity quantum electrodynamics (CQED) experiments with planar cavities and micropillars. With the latter, he recently obtained very interesting and promising results by switching their cavity modes on the picosecond time scale: Creation of ultrashort spontaneous emission pulses.


It has been known since the 80’s that the optical modes and optical response of semiconductor microcavities can be changed in a transient and reversible way through a modification of the refractive index of the semiconductor... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Tobias Sattler (CEA Grenoble-INAC)
  2. Emanuel Peinke (CEA Grenoble-INAC)
  3. Joël Bleuse (CEA Grenoble-INAC)
  4. Julien Claudon (CEA Grenoble-INAC)
  5. Gaston Hornecker (CNRS-Institut Néel)
  6. Alexia Auffèves (CNRS-Institut Néel)
  7. Henri Thyrrestrup (Twente University-COPS)
  8. Willem L. Vos (Twente University-COPS)
  9. Jean-Michel Gerard (CEA Grenoble-INAC)

Topic Areas

Photonic & plasmonic nanomaterials , Nonlinear nano-optics


OS2-103b » Nonlinear nano-optics (16:30 - Thursday, 8th December, Tower 24 - Room 103)

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