Tailoring Bottom-Up Nanostructures for New Frontiers of Ultrafast Nano-Optical Physics

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 – 3:00pm
Reiss 502
Min Ouyang
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

In this talk I will present a few recent advances from my research group, involving a new scientific interface between nanomaterials, quantum physics, and ultrafast nano-optics. Through bottom-up nanoscale materials engineering, fundamental physics properties and coupling interactions, such as plasmon, exciton, and phonon, can be finely tailored within artificial nanostructures [1-4]. If time allows, several specific examples centering on light-matter interactions will be further discussed, including phonon dynamics, resonant plasmon-exciton coupling, and plasmons enhanced coherent spin manipulation [5-6].

[1] Y. Tang & M. Ouyang, Nature Materials 6, 754 (2007).
[2] J. Zhang, Y. Tang, L. Weng & M. Ouyang, Nano Lett. 9, 4061 (2009).
[3] J. Zhang, Y. Tang, K. Lee & M. Ouyang, Science 327, 1634 (2010).
[4] L. Weng & M. Ouyang, Unpublished (2011).
[5] J. Zhang, K. Lee & M. Ouyang, Nature 466, 91 (2010).
[6] J. Zhang, Y. Tang & M. Ouyang, Unpublished (2011).

Host: Edward Van Keuren