Optics Express, a leading international Q1 journal, publishes a study from laboratories of Nano-Bioengineering and Hybrid Photonic Nanomaterials

Latest results of the series of studies on light–matter interaction currently underway in the laboratories of Nano-Bioengineering (LNBE) and Hybrid Photonic Nanomaterials (LPNM), NRNU MEPhI, have been published in the Optics Express (Dmitriy Dovzhenko, Konstantin Mochalov, Ivan Vaskan, Irina Kryukova, Yury Rakovich, Igor Nabiev. Polariton-Assisted Splitting of Broadband Emission Spectra of Strongly Coupled Organic Dye Excitons in Tunable Optical Microcavity).

The authors have become the first to achieve controlled variation of the photoluminescent properties of an organic fluorophore due to the strong coupling between electron transitions in its molecule and the electromagnetic modes of a tunable optical microcavity. The control of this process is ensured by the unique design of the microcavity (which the authors earlier patented), with the distance between the mirrors tuned with a nanometer precision.

The discovered effect is of utmost importance not only for basic research in resonance light–matter interactions in the strong coupling regime, but also for practical applications, such as the control of chemical reaction rate, novel sensing and diagnosis systems, as well as development of coherent light sources.

The Optics Express is a journal of the Optical Society of America, it publishes both basic and applied original studies from various fields of optics. The journal has been published for more than a decade, being included in the first quartile (Q1) of the world's best journals on Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics.

The published study was supported by the Mega-grant of the Government of the Russian Federation, project no. 14.Y26.31.0011 of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.


Dmitriy Dovzhenko, researcher (dovzhenkods@gmail.com)

Alexandra V. Razgulina, leading manager of the Mega-grant (alexandrav.korenkova@gmail.com)

Laboratory of Hybrid Photonic Nanomaterials (LPNM)

Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering (LNBE)

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI,
31 Kashirskoe shosse, 115409 Moscow, Russian Federation

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