“ARRAW: Anti-resonant reflecting acoustic waveguides” in New Journal of Physics!

Our struggles with designing new optoacoustic waveguides continue! Our draft, previously published here arxiv:1909.01632, is now published in New Journal of Physics as an open-access publication (click here for the pdf).  After developing a blueprint for suspended mid-IR waveguide for forward Brillouin scattering, we look to we introduce a new type of optoacoustic waveguides, dubbed…

Resonant Molecular Optomechanics in PRA!

An important development on the front of Molecular Optomechanics (MO)! The initial proposals for MO coming from the groups of Kippenberg and Galland and Aizpurua were introduced to describe off-resonant Raman scattering from molecules in plasmonic cavities. The keyword here is off-resonant, meaning that these formalisms did not consider the effect of populating excited electronic…

#inktober2019

I’m a bit behind, but here we go with 2019 edition of #inktober. The idea is to share these somewhere online – better here then on twitter! I’ll try to make sure I update this gallery every day. 6/10 – husky 7/10 – enchanted 8/10 – frail 9/10 – swing 10/10 – pattern

Suspended mid-IR waveguides for SBS in “Optics Express”

Our manuscript on novel design of mid-IR silicon waveguides for Brillouin scattering was just published in Optics Express (open access)! In this work we merge ideas from linear physics of mid-IR waveguides developed in the research groups of our co-authors – Profs. Goran Mashanovich and Graham Reed from The University of Southampton (click here for one of their reports),…

Macquarie University Research Fellowship!

Good news! I was awarded competitive (as hell!) Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF), to continue my work at MQ for the next 3 years! The project I submitted, together with Prof. Michael J. Steel, is focused on developing optoacoustic nanosystems for QAD – quantum acoustodynamics. More results (hopefully) soon!

“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…