MechE Colloquium: Polaritons + Plasmonic Lattice Cavities


Event details

Date 05.03.2024
Hour 12:0013:00
Speaker Prof Teri W. Odom, Northwestern
Location Online
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

 This talk will describe how plasmonic nanoparticle lattices can function as versatile and advantageous optical cavities for strong light-matter coupling. We will discuss the formation of different types of exciton-polaritons depending on the emissive material, including fluorescent organic emitters in metal-organic frameworks, 2D perovskites, and semiconducting nanoplatelets. We will describe the different polariton dynamics in these systems and how the lifetimes affect prospects for polariton lasing and condensation.

Teri W. Odom is the Joan Husting Madden and William H. Madden, Jr. Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University. She is an expert in designing structured nanoscale materials that exhibit extraordinary size and shape-dependent optical and physical properties.

Odom is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Optica, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  

Odom is Editor-in-Chief of Nano Letters.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



MechE Colloquium Spring 2024