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Cavity enhanced superconductivity and superconductor-polaritons

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:00 - 12:30
Speaker: Zachary Mark Raines (University of Maryland)
Location: Big Seminar room Ground floor / Office Bldg West (I21.EG.101)
Series: Physical Sciences Seminar
Host: Maskym Serbyn
Lab building west seminar room

Much work has been done on the strong interaction of matter and light in photonic resonators. In this talk, motivated by such work in cavity QED and the recent success of realizing exciton-polariton condensates in cavities, I will outline some of the interesting phenomena that can occur when superconductors are coupled to cavity photons. I will particularly focus on a scheme whereby superconductivity can be strengthed by coupling to photons and in analogy with exciton-polariton formation the creation of hybrid objecs formed from photons and superconductor collective modes.
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