The Alchemy of Vacuum – Hybridizing Light and Matter
Thomas W. Ebbesen
USIAS, University of Strasbourg, France
Light-matter strong coupling can give rise to a multitude of exciting physical effects through the formation of hybrid light-matter states. The implications for molecules and material have remained mostly unexplored. After introducing the fundamental concepts, examples of modified properties of strongly coupled systems, such as charge and energy transport, and chemical reactivity will be given to illustrate the potential of light-matter states.