Université Paris Diderot

General description

The laboratory “Materials and Quantum Phenomena” (MPQ) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory (physics, engineering and chemistry) of CNRS and University of Paris Diderot. It comprises about 100 members, including 40 scientists and more than 40 PhDs, postdoctoral fellows and visitors. Research activity concerns the study of quantum phenomena in nanomaterials down to the atomic scale. It is centred around three themes: nanomaterials, electronic properties and quantum optics, bringing together several communities with both experimentalists and theoricians. Our main motivation is the elaboration of quantum devices based on this fundamental research. Collaborations with industry and start-ups is a long standing tradition at MPQ. Among its experimental groups, four focus on the design, fabrication and characterization of quantum devices and three dedicate their studies to understanding the properties of quantum materials. Its research benefits from the technological development in the AlGaAs platform, which is associated to the MPQ clean room, as well as the super-TEM facility: an aberration-corrected high-resolution transmission electron microscope with state-of the art atomic resolution. More specifically, MPQ mainly participates in the Multiply program with the competences of the (DON) group on nonlinear photonics devices and nano-optomechanics, and the (QUAD) group on Terahertz photonics, Mid-IR optoelectronics and light-matter strong coupling regime.

Website – http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr

Research Area 1 – Nonlinear nano-photonics

Contact person – Giuseppe Leo, giuseppe.leo@univ-paris-diderot.fr

Research Area 2 – nano optomechanics

Contact person – Ivan Favero, ivan.favero@univ-paris-diderot.fr

Research Area 3 – Terahertz photonics

Contact person – Carlo Sirtori, carlo.sirtori@univ-paris-diderot.fr

Publications of interest

  • V. F. Gili et al., Optics Express 24, 15965 (2016)
  • S. Mariani et al., Opt. Lett. 39, 3062 (2014).
  • C. Belacel et al., arXiv:1604.01528
  • E. Gil-Santos et al., Nat. Nanotech. 10, 810 (2015)
  • Y. Todorov et al., Opt. Express. 23, 16839 (2015)