Quantum plasmonics has emerged as an exciting field of research in recent years. In particular, plasmonic cavities have been used in order to strongly couple to one or a few individual emitters, e.g. quantum dots, even at room temperature, as first shown by our lab in 2016 (Nature Communications (2016) 7:11823).
The time is now ripe for using strong coupling in plasmonic cavities for exciting quantum optical studies involving coherent coupling between emitters. We plan to look for the signatures of coherent interactions between two and three identical or different quantum emitters, induced by plasmonic cavities. We will use spectroscopy and photon statistics studies in order to shed light on these exciting and novel systems.
We are looking for physicists or physical chemists with interest and knowledge in advanced spectroscopic tools, as well as some experience in working in a nanofabrication lab to generate devices.
Prof. Gilad Haran
Chemical and Biological Physics Department
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 7610001, Israel