“Elastic Purcell Effect” in PRL (Editors’ Suggestion)!

In collaboration with Luke Helt, Chris Poulton and Michael Steel we have recently submitted our new manuscript on the elastic analogue of the electromagnetic Purcell factor for review. It has been finally published in Physical Review Letters, and highlighted as an Editors’ Suggestion. You can either read it on the PRL website, or access the…

New paper on Molecular Optomechanics in PRX!

Our paper Pulsed Molecular Optomechanics in Plasmonic Nanocavities: From Nonlinear Vibrational Instabilities to Bond-Breaking has just been published in Physical Review X (Open Access)! It’s a part of our effort to verify the predictions of the optomechanical picture of Raman Scattering from molecules, which was first proposed by researchers from EPFL, and further developed in…

Upconverting nanocrystals coupled to plasmons in MDPI Materials!

Our manuscript “Spectral Selectivity of Plasmonic Interactions between Individual Up-Converting Nanocrystals and Spherical Gold Nanoparticles”, describing experimental and theoretical analysis of the effect of plasmonic nanoparticles on two independent relaxation channels of nanocrystals, has been published in MPDI Materials. The experiments were conducted in Optics of Hybrid Nanostructures labs at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

Nanoscale Quantum Optics ESR Workshop in Budapest

Fellow quantum-nano-people! I’ve had a pleasure to contribute to the organization of the Nanoscale Quantum Optics conference/workshop, which will take place in Budapest in late October 2017. It’s an Early Career Researchers only event, so there will be few PIs dominating the discussions, and hopefully many opportunities to grab a beer (or palinka) with your…

Molecular optomechanics in Faraday Discussions

Over the last few months, we (me in collaboration with my former group in San Sebastian and Jeremy Baumberg’s group at Cambridge University) have been preparing a contribution for the SERS: Faraday Discussion – a conference organized by the Faraday Division. Its format is unique, as the invited speakers prepare manuscripts a few months in…

Off to Macquarie University!

On January 30, I started my two-year contract at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, in the group of Michael Steel, collaboration with researchers from UTS (University of Technology Sydney) led by Christopher Poulton and from University of Sydney (group of Ben Eggleton). The exact focus of my project isn’t well defined yet, as we are…

Seminars in Warsaw and Torun & trip to Munich (MPQ)

During my stay at Warsaw University I was invited by my host – Prof. Konrad Banaszek (who, BTW is moving to Center of New Technologies and starting a new project Quantum Optical Communication Systems) to give a seminar on the quantum-mechanical elements of my PhD work. Afterwards, I have had the pleasure to give another…

Molecular optomechanics in Science!

Our research paper on the beautiful experiment conducted by Jeremy Baumberg’s group in Cambridge University, which uses the novel theoretical formalism proposed by the group of Tobias Kippenberg (“Molecular cavity optomechanics as a theory of plasmon-enhanced Raman scattering”, Nature Nanotech. 11, 164 (2016)) and explored later by our group from San Sebastian (“Quantum mechanical description…

Short stay at Warsaw University

From the mid-September, until mid-December I will be working at the Faculty of Physics of the Warsaw University… in Warsaw, Poland. I have been granted a Short Term Scientific Mission scholarship from the COST Action MP1043 “Nanoscale Quantum Optics”. During my stay here I will be working with the local Quantum Optics and Information community,…

EPS Condensed Matter conference

From 4.09 to 9.09.2016 I’m in Groningen (prononced [ˈɣroːnɪŋə(n)], but you can get away with ‘Hroningen’), Netherlands, attending the EPS Condensed Matter Division conference. I will present the oral contribution on the optomechanical model for the description of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy #SERS. I will post the .pdf with the presentation soon after the conference….

Short stay at Macquarie University

From March 15, till June 9 I have the pleasure of visiting the research group of Gabriel Molina-Terriza at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.