Topographically induced mode-coupling: Beyond FIB-milled single open microcavities

Aurélien Trichet

Department of Materials - University of Oxford

Aurélien graduated his PhD at the Néel Institute in Grenoble (France) with Dr. Maxime Richard. His PhD thesis dealt with unidimensional polaritons in ZnO microwires for the study of degenerate bose gas at room temperature. After graduating, he joined Jason Smith's group at the University of Oxford where he developed the FIB-based fabrication of open microcavities as well as their optical characterisation. In parallel, he kept an interest in polariton physics and collaborate with the University of Sheffield to study polariton blockade within open microcavities superstructures. Additionally, he works on using open microcavities as sensors to characterise and trap nanoparticles.


Open-access optical microcavities, depicted in figure 1 a), are emerging as an original tool for light-matter studies thanks to their intrinsic tunability and the direct access to the maximum of the electric field along with... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Aurélien Trichet (Department of Materials - University of Oxford)
  2. Lucas Flatten (University of Oxford)
  3. Philip Dolan (Department of Materials - University of Oxford)
  4. Jason Smith (University of Oxford)

Topic Areas

Optical properties of nanostructures , Lithography and nanofabrication (large scale nanostructuring)


OS2-101a » Lithography and nanofabrication (large scale nanostructuring) (14:30 - Thursday, 8th December, Tower 24 - Room 101)

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